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Side Press

Exercise Tips

  • Perform with a spotter
  • Keep your eyes on the bell
  • Bend and lift simultaneously

Side Press

This exercise targets your shoulders and provides a moderate cardio benefit. It also works your core and back.

Muscle Group

Lateral Deltoids (Sides), Anterior Deltoids (Front), Posterior Deltoids (Rear)


1 Day a Week to
3 Days a Week



Cardiovascular Benefit


Muscle Group: Lateral Deltoids (Sides), Anterior Deltoids (Front), Posterior Deltoids (Rear)

Equipment: Kettlebell

Minimum Frequency: 1 Day a Week

Maximum Frequency: 3 Days a Week

Cardiovascular Benefit: Moderate

Exercise Category: Kettlebell Shoulders

Starting Position: Stand with your feet shoulder width apart, toes pointing forward. Hold a kettlebell by the handle in your left hand with an overhand grip, palm facing out. Hold the kettlebell just above your shoulder, arm curled.

  1. 1 Exhaling, simultaneously lean to the right and extend your arm straight up over your head. At the peak of the motion, your right forearm will rest on your right thigh and your shoulders will be right in line with your arm.
  2. 2 Inhale and slowly return to starting position.
  3. 3 Repeat this exercise until you have completed all repetitions for the set, then switch sides and repeat.