Kettlebell Bent Press

Kettlebell Bent Press


This exercise involves holding a kettlebell in one hand and pressing it overhead while simultaneously bending to the opposite side. It targets the shoulders, core, and obliques.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Kettlebell Bent Press Instructions

  1. Start by standing with your feet shoulder-width apart and holding a kettlebell in your right hand.
  2. Press the kettlebell overhead with your arm fully extended and your palm facing forward.
  3. Rotate your feet to the left so that your left foot is turned out at a 45-degree angle.
  4. Bend your torso to the left and lower your body until your left hand can touch the ground.
  5. Keep your right arm extended and your eyes on the kettlebell throughout the movement.
  6. Slowly straighten your torso and return to the starting position.
  7. Repeat for the desired number of reps before switching sides.

Kettlebell Bent Press Form & Visual

Kettlebell Bent Press

Kettlebell Bent Press Benefits

  • Strengthens the shoulders, back, and core muscles
  • Improves mobility and flexibility in the shoulders and hips
  • Increases stability and balance
  • Helps to correct muscle imbalances and posture issues
  • Can be a full-body workout when combined with other kettlebell exercises

Kettlebell Bent Press Muscles Worked

  • Shoulders
  • Triceps
  • Core
  • Glutes
  • Hamstrings

Kettlebell Bent Press Variations & Alternatives