November 15, 2013
      To start the Dumbbell PushPress, set up as you would for a barbell or kettlebell military press with the feet firmly planted into the ground, butt and abs squeezed tight and the kettlebell in a good rack position. The kettlebell may rest against the chest, but before you press them the forearm need to be vertical and the shoulders set back into the sockets.

      The torso should not leaned or be arched, especially in the lower back. Begin by dropping the hips while keeping your torso as vertical as possible. Knees should flare out, not forward, and in one movement drive hard through the heels and drive the weight overhead. On the drive up, strongly open the hips, knees and ankles before dropping under the weight while extending your arms. Keep the weight distributed through the feet and avoid either rocking backwards or forwards off of the toes or heels. At the top, keep the thumb as far back as possible.

      To return to the starting position, let the weight drop and bend the knees to soften the drop.

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