The one-arm kettlebell shoulder press is a very effective upper body strengthening exercise that works the shoulder through a good range of motion and increases shoulder stability.

Teaching Points

  1. Start with the kettlebell in a strong ‘racked’ position with the feet well grounded.
  2. Press the kettlebell up vertically, keep the forearm vertical and the wrist fixed throughout.
  3. Straighten the arm with the palm of the hand facing forwards.
  4. Stabilise the shoulder and contract the triceps so the arm is straight.
  5. Lower the kettlebell under control and pull it back into the ‘racked’ position.
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