Similar to the double kettlebell shoulder press, the kettlebell push press is a very effective upper body strengthening exercise. With the added momentum from the leg drive, the push press allows you to lift a heavier weight than a strict overhead press.

Teaching Points

  1. Start with the kettlebells in a strong ‘racked’ position with the feet well grounded
  2. Use the knees and hips to drive the kettlebells overhead
  3. Keep the forearms vertical, your wrists fixed and straighten the arms
  4. Inhale as you push the kettlebells overhead
  5. Stabilise the shoulders and contract the triceps so the arms are straight
  6. Absorb the impact as you lower the kettlebells under control and pull them back into the ‘racked’ position
  7. Exhale as you catch the kettlebells