- Inhale as you get into position exhale as you press.
- Begin with the lightest weight to ensure proper form.
- Engage the muscles in your wrists, shoulder (rotator cuff and scapula) to keep kettlebell steady. Don’t allow it to slip forwards or backwards.
- Your core (abs, hips, thighs) should be active; keep it tight to support your body as a whole.
- Do not bounce or sway from side to side or allow the kettlebell to fall backwards.
#WorkoutWednesday Bottoms UP Kettlebell Press!
Happy Wednesday! Today I’ve brought y’all a brief video demonstrating one of my favorite upper body exercises. It’s particularly great for runners as we have a tendency to skip out on the upper body strength workouts. But, as you’ll hear in the video we use our upper body way more than we give it credit for.
PS-my video quality still kinda sucks. I’ll figure this YouTube thing out eventually. Thanks for hanging in there with me! 😉
Bottoms Up Kettlebell Press
Exercise for runners and athletes of all kinds to improve core, shoulder, wrist stability, and upper body strength.
What you need:
1 light weight kettlebell
1.) Assume athletic position and grasp kettlebell with tight grip. To prevent the kettlebell from slipping forward it’s very important to maintain a firm grip.
2.) Bring the kettlebell to shoulder height with round part facing towards the ceiling.
3.) Kettlebell should be positioned directly above the hands while keeping wrist stabilized.
4.) Press the kettlebell overhead and bring it back down slowly to starting position.
Repeat 8-12 reps 1-3 sets depending on kettlebell weight and your current fitness level.
*To increase difficulty perform the Kettlebell Bottoms-Up Press with a lunge. This will increase core activation, balance and glute strength. Wham bam thank ya ma’am kinda exercise!
**To further increase difficulty perform with walking lunges. Ya know, just in case you get bored. 😉
Tips & safety precautions:
You know what I love most about this exercise? It makes me feel strong and powerful. That’s what it’s all about …
Love or hate upper body workouts?
Leave me some love and let me know if you tried it or if you’ve done this exercise before!
run pink.Today I’m linking up with Fit Foodie Mama for the Wild Workout segment! Linking up is a fun way to meet new bloggers, fitness gurus and like-minded interwebs peeps. Click below to check out what’s going on over there. Looks like she has a fun sandbag for runner’s workout going on.
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