Kettlebell Exercise: Double Sots Press

Kettlebell Exercise: Double Sots Press

August 19, 2014
Updated May 16, 2016


The Double Sots Press will build massive core strength while helping the shoulders and legs endure whatever you might throw at them. This kettlebell exercise is the epitome of strength meeting balance. You don’t need a heavy weight to gain the benefits of the Double Sots Press. Named after Russian weightlifting champ, Viktor Sots, you will be cursing his name throughout this kettlebell exercise. The tension must kept at all times which puts you in a good position to lift, but must be worked up to. If you have problems with the Double Sots Press start with Overhead Squats and Seated Military Press on the ground to build up.

Exercise Steps

Step 1: Clean two kettlebells into the rack position

Step 2: Keep your back straight and squat down as low as possible

Step 3: While in the bottom position, keep your core tight and press the kettlebells overhead.

Step 4: Lower the kettlebells and repeat.

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