8 Kettlebell Push Exercises For Your Upper-body Kettlebell Workout

Adding these pushing exercises into your kettlebell workout will help with both muscle strength and growth. Each kettlebell exercise in this list is an effective kettlebell push exercise that will fit right into your future workouts.

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Sean Klein
Published on
16/03/22
Last updated
10/06/22
In This Resource
  • Benefits of Kettlebell Push Exercises
  • 1. Strength and Hypertrophy
  • 2. Unilateral Variations
  • 8 Kettlebell Pushing Exercises For Your Upper-body Workout
  • Sample Upper-Body Kettlebell Workout
  • Step 1
  • Step 2
  • Step 3
  • More Kettlebell Exercises
  • Common Questions
  • What Do Kettlebell Push Ups Work?
  • What Exercises Are Kettlebells Best For?
  • What Are Considered Push Exercises?

It can be tough to create varied and fun upper body training with the kettlebells you have lying around the house. But actually there are so many kettlebell pushing variations that could be used to create years for challenging, interesting, upper-body sessions. Let’s have a look at some of the best kettlebell pushing variations.

Benefits of Kettlebell Push Exercises

1. Strength and Hypertrophy

Kettlebells offer such a great variety of pushing movements that they can create really diverse and fun training plans which are really effective at causing adaptations in both strength and hypertrophy. It can be tough to train at home some times but it’s important not to underestimate the stimulus that can be created with the right workout plan.

2. Unilateral Variations

They are also excellent at offering uni-lateral variations for people with very limited equipment, these not only create strength and hypertrophy adaptations but are effective at developing functional strength due to the secondary effects to your core stability.

8 Kettlebell Pushing Exercises For Your Upper-body Workout

Sample Upper-Body Kettlebell Workout

Step 1

Complete 3 rounds

1. Alternating KB Floor Press

Complete 10 repetitions

2. Half Kneeling KB Press

Complete 8 repetitions

Step 2

Complete 3 rounds

1. Single Arm KB Gorilla Row

Complete 12 repetitions

2. Diamond KB Push Ups

Complete 15 repetitions

Step 3

Complete 3 rounds

1. KB Upright Row

Complete 15 repetitions

2. Tall Kneeling KB Horn Tricep Extensions

Complete 12 repetitions

More Kettlebell Exercises

Common Questions

What Do Kettlebell Push Ups Work?

Kettlebell push ups work the horizontal press/push movement category that uses muscles including the anterior deltoids, pictorials and triceps and many other upper body muscles and core musculature.

What Exercises Are Kettlebells Best For?

Kettlebells are best for dynamic kettlebell strength work, heavy swings, snatch etc. Obviously this is just my opinion, but they are the only tool that can be used for these exercises and therefore thats what they are best for. Thats not to say they can’t be used effectively for many other used.

What Are Considered Push Exercises?

Push or press exercises are exercises that work the horizontal press/push movement category. Imagine you had to “push” something, well its simple this movement pattern recreated within a strength and conditioning format.

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