Elitefts™ team member Chris Duffin is demonstrating how to perform a Kettlebell Bottom-Up Press. This upper-body exercises is a great way to develop shoulder strength and stability. In powerlifting this will lead to increased bench performance and injury prevention by increasing the integrity of the shoulder joint.

Kettlebell Bottoms-Up Press

  • Assume athletic position and grasp kettlebells with tight grip.
  • Clean the kettlebells to shoulder height.
  • Kettlebells should be positioned directly above the hands.
  • Press the kettlebells overhead.
  • Repeat for desired reps.

*To increase difficulty perform the Kettlebell Bottoms-Up Press while walking. This will keep your thoracic spine in line and increase core activation.


53lb (24kg) Russian Kettlebell