Using one kettlebell, bring the weight to your shoulder, with the “bell” above your wrist. Keeping your wrist locked and a neutral grip, squeeze the handle as tight as possible. While keeping the “bell” above the wrist, press the weight overhead, until the arm is fully extended. Focus on keeping the “bell” upright as you lower the weight back to the starting position. Make sure to keep a tight core and upright posture throughout the movement.

Lawrence Mattraw is the program director of Parisi Speed School at Omni Franciscan Health Fitness Centers in Schererville.