For some odd reason, probably imbedded in our primal brain, pressing heavy 'stuff' overhead feels good for most people. Think how people celebrate victory - they punch their arms overhead! Hopefully some psychologist can shed light on why it feels so good to do so.
This short course teaches you how to best press a kettlebell overhead for strong shoulders, arms, torso and of course, feel-good factor.
We'll look at the required mobility to full press a kettlebell overhead as well as how to position ourselves to press safely and powerfully.
The techniques shown can be applied to dumbbell and barbell pressing, but if you want maximum bang for your buck, pressing kettlebells wins every time.
The awkward, uneven weight distribution of the bell on the forearm changes the centre of gravity of the load throughout the movement. This requires more from stabilisers throughout the body for a more inclusive movement. Imagine getting a good ab workout just from pressing a kettlebell?!
If you have no current shoulder problems, can fully get you arm overhead and locked out and you want to learn how do a Hardstyle Kettlebell Press - enrol.
Hi, I'm Jamie Hunter, owner operator of FitStrong Performance Training in sunny Brisbane, Australia. I have been a professional trainer since 1997 after a brief career as a pro cyclist. An untimely knee injury closed the doors on that career but opened an opportunity to pursue a career helping other people take on their own physical challenges.
At FitStrong we focus on moving better first off, to remove limiting factors before pursuing moving stronger, whether that's with bodyweight training aka calisthenics or with kettlebells or other 'tools'.
We aim for moving good, better and best. We don't call less than perfect moves bad or poor, just work in progress.
I hope you opt to join us in our adventures with the courses I will provide.