Pressing a 44kg Kettlebell

In Kettlebell Mastery by admin3 Comments

This weekend they held an RKC in nearby San Jose. While I was not an assistant this time, my friend and I decided to stop by just to say hello. Great to get to see and chat with guys like Pavel Tsatsouline, Dave Whitley and many others.

While I was there I decided to see how my training was going. As you may know one of my goals is to do the Beast Challenge which is to lift a 106 lb. kettlebell in a one arm press, pullup, and pistol. I hit the pistol for the first time the other week and I’m working towards the other two.

After focusing on the one arm press for a significant amount of time I decided to switch it up and focus on double presses. As this move is harder I had to drop down in weight regularly working with the 70 lbs bells. As I’ve only done two arm presses for a few weeks now I was curious if it was making my one arm press stronger.

Now I found out it was. I had access to a 44kg bell which I don’t have at home so I decided to attempt a press.

This video shows the second rep. After pressing it once each side I decided I should have got it on film. The second rep was not as nice as the first. While both had side action going on this one was a bit more.

Just one step closer on my path. Are you moving forward?

In strength,
Logan Christopher


  1. Good job, I like how the dude taping you just said “Nice.” I would have been tempted to say “C’mon, just nice??” ha
    I just got back into KB’s, mixing it up with cardio and freeweights days. I did 2-hand swings alternating with pullups for 6 minutes, rested 3 or 4 minutes and hit one-arm clean & press alternating with pushups for 5 minutes.
    Tough! (for me, anyway)…probably sapped me almost as much as a full freeweights workout. Thanks for the tips!

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