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Bent Press

Exercise Data

Type: Strength
Main Muscle Worked: Abdominals
Other Muscles: Glutes, Hamstrings, Lower Back, Quadriceps, Shoulders, Triceps
Equipment: Kettlebells
Mechanics Type: Compound
Level: Expert
Sport: No
Force: Pull
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Bent Press Guide

Main Muscle: Abdominals

  1. Clean a kettlebell to your shoulder. Clean the kettlebell to your shoulders by extending through the legs and hips as you raise the kettlebell towards your shoulder. The wrist should rotate as you do so. This will be your starting position.
  2. Begin my leaning to the side opposite the kettlebell, continuing until you are able to touch the ground with your free hand, keeping your eyes on the kettlebell. As you do so, press the weight vertically be extending through the elbow, keeping your arm perpendicular to the ground.
  3. Return to an upright position, with the kettlebell above your head. Return the kettlebell to the shoulder and repeat for the desired number of repetitions.



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Review: Bent Press

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9/10

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10/10

May 28, 2012 9:18 AM: The burn level rocks!



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10/10

Jul 21, 2011 8:08 AM: The exercise shown in the video is NOT a Bent Press. The lifter in the video is not bending underneath the weight (as per proper Bent Press technique); he is merely pressing the weight upwards and then bending forward. For a demonstration of proper Bent Press form, I recommend the following video...+See More



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Jan 25, 2011 5:07 AM: its sucks



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Exercise Rating
4/10

Mar 21, 2010 3:09 PM: Weak workout. There are plenty of other Much more engaging workouts than this for shoulders. Keep to military press rather than this. Working out only one arm at a time could prove disastrous in keeping form and balance in body composition. It's an expert workout for the form needed but a beginner's...+See More



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Review: Bent Press

Exercise Rating
9/10

Nov 9, 2009 8:32 AM: This exercise is really effective if you can get the motion and form down correctly. I used a dumbbell because there is a lot of torque and momentum in the long barbell. Start with a light weight to get the motion down and increase as you become familiar with the movement.

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