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Kettlebell Exercise: Pistol Grip Press

Kettlebell Exercise: Bottoms Up Press

August 24, 2014
Updated May 16, 2016


The Bottoms Up Press is not only a shoulder and upper body strength workout, but also delivers phenomenal hand and forearm strength. It builds a crushing grip that is perfect for any combat athlete or those in law enforcement, military, etc where strong hands are vital. If you are looking to build a solid grip, than look no further than the Bottoms Up Press.

Exercise Steps

Step 1: Clean a kettlebell pistol grip style so the kettlebell is upside down.

Step 2: Squeeze the kettlebell as tight as you can, maintaining core tension.

Step 3: Keeping your eyes on the kettlebell, press the kettlebell up overhead.

Step 4: Once you lockout your arms, lower the kettlebell back into position and repeat

Tips & Safety: Make sure to perform this exercise in a place where dropping the kettlebell will not cause any damage to anything, including the kettlebell.

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