The Kettlebell Side Press is a whole-body exercise that is based on an overhead press movement from a bent position. This exercise is harder than it looks – requiring strength, coordination, balance and flexibility in the hips, core and shoulders.
Hold the KB at shoulder level, then drive the hip back as you push the KB up. Lock out the arm at the top and maintain a strong core. Lower under control and repeat for reps. The closer the KB remains above your mid-line, the more efficient the movement becomes.
This is a great self-correcting exercise that will enhance shoulder joint stability in overhead pressing. In addition, you will build functional wrist strength that will carry over to other equipment-based training, eg. dumbbells, barbells, as well as bodyweight training.
Have you already seen our blog post about the necessity of the bench press?