Durham, NC (PRWEB) March 01, 2013
“Before the Bench Press, the Military Press used to be the standard by which upper body strength was measured. It is making a comeback and the Kettlebell Press is at the forefront,” says Geoff Neupert, StrongFirst Master Kettlebell Instructor. “Unfortunately, not everyone’s shoulders can tolerate the volume necessary to build a big, strong Press. That’s why you have to have other strategies.”
Geoff, a 20-year veteran of the fitness industry, author, and presenter, has taught thousands of others since 2002 how to successfully use kettlebells to accomplish all of their fitness goals, and at 40 years old, can still press his bodyweight with two arms and half his bodyweight with one.
There are two ways to make the whole body stronger. I learned these from Pavel Tsatsouline, the father of the Western kettlebell renaissance.
Neupert explains, "Train your grip and train your abs. Hard. Use exercises that challenge both and your total body strength will go up. This means that by default, your Press will go up."
Great exercises that combine both the grip and abdominals simultaneously are “bottom’s up” kettlebell exercises – meaning hold the kettlebell so it’s inverted – it’s bottom is up in the air over the handle. Work three of these – the Bottom’s Up Clean, the Bottom’s Up Front Squat, and the Bottom’s Up Carry – each with only one kettlebell, and people will see a big difference in strength levels and ultimately, the Press.
More bleeding-edge information about kettlebells, including kettlebell workouts, specialized kettlebell training, and how to properly perform the kettlebell exercises, can be found at Geoff’s website, http://www.kettlebellsecrets.com/blast.