Comments: Kettlebell pushups

nuts. you should meet the russian next time you are in SF. you'll be in great shape but might need new teeth soon enough

Posted by k0re at January 30, 2005 06:21

Gosh! Why not just put your kettlebells in a backpack and do your push-ups?

I am not sure if this is the safest thing for your cervical spine as it stretched way past its neutral position. It is certainly not designed to take on massive forward weights, cerainly not a whole 16 Kgs in the first workout.

For that post-bench feel, how about one-arm push-ups? ...or a bench maybe?

Posted by Emir Attig at January 30, 2005 11:17

Emir - Hey dude! I thought about a backpack or something like that and figured on a couple of things happening. First, the thing would manage to slop around and hang off the side and annoy me. KBs have this habit of being awkward - I think that's why they're such a good workout.

Second, supporting on the back reduces the distance the KB moves so the effective work done is maybe a half or so. I wanted the max leverage from the available weight.

You could well be right about the safety and stuff. Having said that there are things called neck harnesses guys hang a load of weight off. Check out the "Headstrap for Hercules" from Ironmind.

And then there's Matt Furey's feet flat bridge. Crazy!

A human head is about 5kg and dynamic loads in a mosh pit would put that way above 160N I'm sure ;-)

Posted by Paul Makepeace at January 30, 2005 11:40

Even if one arm pushups are to easy, then do a one arm one leg pushup, by putting up the oppossite leg. You could also get a power pushup from But I do admire the creativity in this, and think it is awesome. It can also be a good jaw developer.

Posted by Jake at February 16, 2005 00:08

You are brilaint. I can't wait to try this out. Thank you soo much!

Posted by James Whelan at January 20, 2006 02:37

i love triceps and biceps but im jsut gunna say girl htat this website is just plain boring to look at!peace out a town

Posted by shaniqiaea at February 26, 2006 20:25

mate, this is sweet. but surely by rasing the platform for your hands this makes the exercise easier. to obtain the max. impact of the additional weight, it might be an idea to raise your feet to the same level... (?)
full marks for effort and initiative tho!!!!

Posted by barney at May 20, 2006 15:55

Nice one , I like it.
I got a good one for you, WHy don't you Make a strap
to go around you balls and the other end to the kettlebell. Then do squats. This will streghten the internal organs. But be care. lol

Posted by Steve at June 22, 2006 22:15

who the hell would hold that in their mouth

Posted by your a idiot at August 26, 2006 02:16

Surely a weighted vest would be alot safer and do the job

Posted by susan at October 27, 2006 11:25

Susan: yeah, probably - I got a weighted vest a few months later!

A month after that fell off the side of the house and spent the next year recovering so safety isn't (or at least wasn't) my strong point. That said, this particular exercise didn't seem to really stress anything too much. Neck's are quite strong, head's ain't light!

Posted by Paul Makepeace at October 27, 2006 12:02
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