Kettlebell Overhead Press – Why Is This A Great Exercise?

The ipsilateral kettlebell overhead press is a great exercise for many reasons.  These include the following: The kettlebell as a tool allows load to be transferred closer to the attachment point due to its design (when compared to a dumbbell where the load is either side of the fixed holding point).  The kettlebell overhead press when performed ipsilateral requires the individual to stabilise through the torso and counter the asymmetrical load and force through the body, therefore requiring one to be working the entire body.  The kettlebell overhead press also allows one to press overhead quite easily from a more neutral arm position compared to the barbell which requires a greater degree of external rotation and abduction.  For many people who have historically had shoulder injuries or complaints, pressing from the neutral position is often a safer bet.

This blog post was written by osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy. Principle Four Osteopathy is one of Melbourne City CBD leading Osteopathy clinics. At the clinic we treat a wide range of clients, ranging from the office worker, exercise enthusiast to athlete. We have 3 experienced osteopaths working across both of the clinics. The Melbourne City CBD clinic is located at 29 Somerset Place (basement), close to the corner of Elizabeth St and Little Bourke in the Melbourne City CBD. Our premises adjoin the Jon Weller Personal Training Studio, a fully-equipped training space which allows clients to combine their osteopathy treatment with exercise tutorials or specific training programs and rehabilitation. The Docklands clinic is located at 717 Bourke St (Ground Floor), beneath the Channel 9 building near the walkway from Southern Cross Train Station to Etihad Stadium. Our premises adjoin Pilates on Bourke, a fully-equipped pilates and yoga training space which allows clients to combine their osteopathy treatment with exercise tutorials, pilates or specific training programs and rehabilitation. To speak to an Osteopath or book an appointment at Principle Four Osteopathy, please book online or call 03 9670 9290.