Although the old adage is true, “you must press a lot to press a lot,” you don’t always have to use the same type of press to increase your kettlebell press strength.
Durham, NC (PRWEB) March 15, 2013
“If you want a strong, powerful looking upper body, then you better press – A LOT,” says Geoff Neupert, StrongFirst Master Kettlebell Instructor. “The problem is not a lot of people can tolerate the same exercises performed over and over and over again. You need specialized variety – it’s the key to getting strong in the long run.”
Geoff, a 20-year veteran of the fitness industry, presenter, and author of the book, Kettlebell Muscle, has used these methodologies to easily regain a half-bodyweight single arm kettlebell press and a bodyweight barbell press at 40 years old.
A key and often forgotten specialized variety exercise for the kettlebell press is the Seated V Kettlebell Press. “Specialized variety exercises are exercises that are similar to the main exercise you’re trying to improve. In this case, it’s a variation of the kettlebell press that works people’s weakest points in the press,” explains Geoff.
The Seated V Kettlebell Press makes the kettlebell trainee to use his or her abs more to press the kettlebell overhead because he or she is seated, with the legs outstretched in a “V.” This also strengthens two of the main pressing exercises, the lat (latissimus dorsi) and the triceps.
“After you’ve cycled the Seated V Press into your workouts for around six weeks, go back to your regular kettlebell press, it will be stronger,” states Geoff.
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