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Kettlebell Military Press

Up until 45 years ago, the overhead military press was actually the third event in Olympic weightlifting, along with the snatch and the clean and jerk. They didn’t even know what the rotator cuff was, and, in fact, there is no mention of it in the kinesiology textbooks of that time.

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James Lee
• Friday, 23 October, 2020
• 5 min read
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So our problem is two-fold — avoiding shoulder injury and building our bench press — but our solution is singular, the kettlebellmilitarypress. In the bench press, the shoulder blades are locked in an abducted and depressed position, which inhibits the action of the serrated anterior muscle.

This is because the serrated anterior muscle is responsible for the protraction, as well as the rotation and elevation, of the scapula, which is exactly the opposite of what happens during the execution of the bench press. Not surprisingly, the serrated anterior muscle is activated when the shoulder blades can move freely during the overhead press movements.

Hence, the need—in my opinion it should be mandatory, and the data extrapolated from various studies shows it—to press overhead, and therefore to utilize the military press. Our goal is to become strong in an absolute sense, and remain so for a long time.

Rather, you are really strong when your strength can be useful in a variety of endeavors, it protects you from injuries, and it allows you to do what you like, for a long time. The kettle bell pressed overhead from the rack position helps the shoulders to stay packed and move according to optimal biomechanics.

This enables an optimal lockout overhead, and thereby helps to develop strong and healthy shoulders. In deeply studying the kettlebellmilitarypress, I have concluded that it represents an excellent choice when it comes to transfer to the bench press, as it allows the practitioner to cover the entire range of motion of an overhead press, and it involves in totality, thanks to the lockout, the muscles of the upper back, including the para-scapular muscles and those of the rotator cuff.

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I believe the kettlebellmilitarypress is essential for the harmonious development and coordination of the shoulder joint district. This is totally different from what happens with dumbbells and offers unique advantages in regard to the joint’s health.

This study was done with the intention of demonstrating the importance of adding the hard style kettlebellmilitarypress into bench press strength programs. The end numbers show that, by inserting the kettlebellmilitarypress, significant results were obtained in the bench press, also ensuring a balance of strength that is typically lacking in cases where the bench press is used exclusively for the upper part of the body.

A sample of ten athletes participated in the study, some of them students of the University of Rome “For Italics,” Sums. The subjects, all coming from the world of strength, were instructed by me until they could perform a strict military press for 5-8 reps with a given kettle bell size.

By strict, I mean a modality that meets all the SFG standards of the military press. The press program that the subjects followed involved rep ladders, with a volume that increased every week.

By the fifth week, during the heavy session, they had to perform a total of 150 military presses. We must feel good, be happy, and continue to cultivate our passions in a healthy environment.

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Kettle bell Military Shoulder Press: How to do, Proper Forms, Benefits | Born to Work out Want to develop a strong upper body? Then you need to do the kettlebellmilitarypress, an effective muscle-building workout that pushes the shoulders to the limits.

Exercise Type Strength Skill Level Intermediate Equipment Needed Kettle bells Muscles Worked Shoulders Muscles Used Triceps Mechanics Compound Force Push One Arm KettlebellMilitary Shoulder Press Other Names: One-Arm Kettle bell Shoulder Press / Kettle bell Overhead Press Clean a kettle bell by extending it through your legs and pulling it towards the shoulder.

Do the desired number of reps by contracting your lat, abdominal, and gluteal muscles for additional strength and stability. Rotate your wrists while swinging the weights towards the shoulders, as this helps in making your palms face forward.

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After sitting on the floor, comfortably spread your legs to each side. Use the momentum from shoulders to press the weight up until locked out overhead.

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Muscles Targeted : Performing a military press with kettle bells provides a new stimulus to your shoulder capsules. Exercise Instructions : Take a shoulder width stance and hold two kettle bells using both hands with an overhand grip (palm facing in).

Squat down to the bottom position and then explode up with your legs while extending your arms and press the kettle bells above your head. Mix these in to balance out the effects of continually keeping your arms pressing in motions locked in by barbells and machines.

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There’s always a benefit to performing unilateral exercises as they are a great way to correct imbalances between the right and left arm. Unilateral exercises also cause your muscles to contract harder and this can lead to increased gains in strength and size.

This system rarely gets pushed in a normal weightlifting routine, but can be enhanced with the addition of kettle bell movements. Don’t let the kettle bells pull you off track too much; keep your arms in as straight a path as you can to avoid stressing your joints.

Reps and Sets : For kettlebellmilitary presses stick with lighter weights that you can control well. Increased stability means stronger shoulders and bigger lifts on other exercises.

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Sources
1 www.strongfirst.com - https://www.strongfirst.com/research-kettlebell-military-press-transfer-barbell-bench-press/
2 www.borntoworkout.com - https://www.borntoworkout.com/kettlebell-military-shoulder-press-proper-forms-benefits/
3 www.shapefit.com - https://www.shapefit.com/exercise-guides/kettlebell-exercise-guides-military-press.html