7 Dynamite Exercises to Build Pressing Strength for Crossfitters

Pressing strength is vital if you want to improve your lifting, handstand push ups and many other exercises within Crossfit.

Bottom Up KB Kneeling Press

Marcus Filly: “The bottom Up KB loading pattern adds a grip and Scap stability layer of difficulty to the exercise. 
Tall Kneeling will force your glutes to really turn on. Squeeze them for added stability.”

Seated Z Press

The seated Z Press isolates your shoulders and forces your core to work hard to maintain control of the kettlebells. You can even alternate the presses between your arms to make the exercise even harder. As Fikowski explains below, he uses this as one of three accessory exercises to help improve his handstand push ups. 

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