The Kettlebell strict press or “military” press is a great exercise for shoulders, triceps, lats and the serratus anterior muscles.

In this video Roxy Richardson SFG II, ACE-CPT reviews common mistakes and corrections in performing this exercise.


  1. Stance – Feet about hip width.
  2. Rack position – Straight wrist, tight glutes, lats, and core.
  3. Elbow position – Elbow should not flare out pastĀ 45 degrees while pressing.
  4. Lockout – Straight wrist, lock elbow, no shrug.
  5. Actively pull the kettlebellĀ back down to the start position.