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Overhead Press (Single Arm)

Key Points:

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

Common Mistakes:

  • Elbow 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 kettlebell with an overhand grip, where the kettlebell rests against the front of your forearm.

Start by raising the kettlebell straight upwards until your arm is almost fully extended, then slowly return until your elbow is bent at roughly 90 degrees. Keep your wrist aligned with your forearm throughout. Your elbow 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 the elbow out in line with the shoulder or losing too much alignment between your elbow and wrist.

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