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The Kettle Bell Overhead Press is an upper body exercise that primarily targets the shoulders but also works the chest and triceps. This is a compound exercise which is well suited to intermediate lifters.




  • Hold a kettle bell against your chest with both hands, keeping your elbows tucked in and forwards.
  • Press the kettle bell overhead keeping your elbows forwards and push your head “through your arms” as soon as the kettle bell clears the top of your head. Slowly lower the kettle bell and repeat.
  • Keep your glutes and abs tight to prevent your back overarching.

Shoulder Muscle Diagram.

Shoulder Muscles