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Overhead Press

Key Points:

  • Stand straight holding the kettlebells up at shoulder height.
  • Press straight up until your elbows are almost fully extended.
  • Slowly lower down until you're roughly at a 90 degree bend and repeat.

Common Mistakes:

  • Elbows being behind your hips.
  • Arching your back too much.
  • Rushing repetitions.

Where you should 'feel it':

Primary Muscles:
Secondary Muscles:
Muscle diagram with the following muscles highlighted Shoulders, Triceps

Similar Exercises

Squat down to pick up the kettlebells with an overhand grip, where the kettlebells rests against the front of your forearm.

Start by raising the kettlebells straight upwards until your arm is almost fully extended, then slowly return until your elbows are bent at roughly 90 degrees. Keep your wrists aligned with your forearms throughout. Your elbows should be positioned slightly in front of your hips during the press. Activate your core to keep a steady and straight spine. Repeat for the desired repetitions then switch sides.

Avoid flaring your elbows out in line with the shoulders or losing too much alignment between your elbows and wrists.

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