Kettlebell pirate ship

The kettlebell pirate ship is a rotational shoulder and core-focused kettlebell movement. It demands the lifter raise the kettlebell to the side in both directions, emphasizing core strength in the transverse abdominis and obliques in particular. It is best learned with a light weight, using controlled movements in both directions.


  1. Trains the core in the transverse plan, emphasizing stability and rotational power
  2. Strengthens the shoulder and upper-back muscles
  3. Allows you to train multiple muscle groups using a single light weight

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