Kettlebell Arnold Press
Benefits Of This Exercise
- Strengthens the entire upper body, particularly the shoulders
- Works the stabilizing muscles of the shoulder and core
- The clean provides a powerful hip extension
- The press out and overhead builds strength and stability
- Rotates the wrist so the palm is facing forward at the top
- Returns the kettlebell to the starting position with the palm facing in
Step by Step Instructions For Kettlebell Arnold Press
- Start by cleaning a kettlebell to your shoulder. Extend through your legs and hips as you raise the kettlebell towards your shoulder. Make sure your palm is facing inward.
- Once the kettlebell is at your shoulder, look straight ahead and press it out and overhead. Rotate your wrist during this motion so that your palm faces forward at the top.
- After reaching the top, return the kettlebell to the starting position with your palm facing inward.
Warm Up Tips
- Start by cleaning a kettlebell to your shoulder. Extend through the legs and hips as you raise the kettlebell towards your shoulder, with the palm facing inward.
- Keep your gaze straight ahead and press the kettlebell out and overhead. Rotate your wrist so that your palm faces forward at the top of the motion.
- Return the kettlebell to the starting position, with the palm facing in.
The Kettlebell Arnold Press is a great exercise for warming up your entire upper body, especially the shoulders. It also targets the stabilizing muscles of the shoulder and core. The exercise begins with a clean, which involves a powerful hip extension. Then, you press the kettlebell out and overhead while rotating your wrist to face forward. Finally, you bring the kettlebell back to the starting position with the palm facing in. This exercise is perfect for building strength and stability in your upper body.
Kettlebell Arnold Press Safety Tips
- Start with a proper warm-up to prepare your muscles for the exercise.
- Choose an appropriate weight kettlebell that you can comfortably lift and control throughout the exercise.
- Ensure proper form and technique throughout the exercise to prevent injury. Follow the steps provided in the instructions.
- Engage your core muscles to maintain stability and support your back during the exercise.
- Keep your shoulder blades pulled back and down to maintain proper posture and prevent strain on the shoulders.
- Avoid using momentum or swinging the kettlebell to lift it to your shoulder. Use controlled movements to maintain stability.
- Listen to your body and stop the exercise if you experience any pain or discomfort.
- Gradually increase the weight of the kettlebell as you become stronger and more comfortable with the exercise.
- Remember to breathe properly throughout the exercise. Inhale during the clean and exhale during the press and return to starting position.
- If you are new to this exercise, consider seeking guidance from a qualified fitness professional to ensure proper form and technique.