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The Kettlebell Push Press - Part 1

Emily Friedel

The kettlebell push press is the simplest of the overhead ballistic kettlebell lifts and is basically just adding some leg drive to the overhead kettlebell press.  A ballistic lift is an explosive lift, so speed is an important element of a ballistic lift.  Explosiveness in a lift is synonymous with power, and power equals force times velocity (velocity is essentially the speed of something moving in one direction) – so in a nutshell you can’t do a ballistic lift slowly or it’s no longer a ballistic lift.

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I've been a Personal Trainer for 6 years and previously was a professional soccer player for 12 years. I represented my country in soccer at every level up to under 21's where I gained 14 caps.