Tip: Try the Triple Kettlebell Push-Up

Thirty push-ups in three different positions. Can you hang?

This exercise attacks the triceps, inner chest, and spikes up major metabolic stress in your pecs for an everlasting pump. Try it as a finisher on upper-body day or chest day.

Use three kettlebells, preferably all the same size or two the same and one different. In the video, I use two 24 kg kettlebells and one 20 kg kettlebell.

How to Do It

  1. Set up three kettlebells in a triangle formation. The objective is to perform push-ups in three different positions for 5-10 reps at each position.
  2. The first position is with both hands on the top kettlebell, which feels like a dumbbell squeeze press.
  3. The second position is with your hands on two of the kettlebells.
  4. The last position is with your hands on the ground, performing push-ups with chest to the floor.

    Doing push-ups on kettlebells forces you to maintain tension in your body to keep stable. To add another level of difficulty, after doing push-ups on the ground, work your way back up to the top of the triangle.

Daniel Aipa is a writer and strength and conditioning coach based out of Hawaii. He’s a former college head strength and conditioning coach where he programmed and coached 21 collegiate sports. Currently, Daniel works out of his own training facility KU Performance while continuing his creative work with The KU Project. Follow Daniel Aipa on Facebook