Single-arm kettlebell overhead squat

The single-arm kettlebell overhead squat is a popular kettlebell movement performed while holding a single kettlebell in a locked-out overhead position. It targets the muscles of the lower body dynamically, while also challenging and building shoulder stability and upper-back mobility. It can be trained in traditional strength or muscle-building rep ranges, in circuit or fat-loss training, or as part of a kettlebell combination or complex.


  1. Encourages shoulder stability and thoracic spine mobility
  2. Can either clean and press or snatch the kettlebell into the overhead position
  3. Effective even with light weight
  4. Uniquely challenging to the core by forcing stabilization one side at a time

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