Trainer Don Saladino uses full-body exercises when he designs programs for actors like Ryan Reynolds and Sebastian Stan to prepare them for their roles as superheroes in some of the most popular movies of all time in the Deadpool and Avengers franchises.
Saladino doesn’t make his stars just bang away with barbells when he’s whipping them into shape. He’s a big fan of incorporating other tools, like kettlebells, into workouts.
One of Saladino’s favorite full-body kettlebell moves takes two of the weights for a well-balanced workload: The double kettlebell push press.
“This exercise improves your power output while working your whole body,” Saladino told MensHealth.com. “When we do the double KB push press, you increase strength, power, and cardiovascular endurance when we really get going for long sets.”
Kettlebell Krusher Says:
Not to be confused with kettlebell 2 hand push press, the double kettlebell push press requires 2 kettlebells in each hand. Of course, the kettlebells should be of the same weight for balance and dexterity purposes. It is a great way to get a full body workout with just this single exercise!
Mr. Saladino is definitely the real deal. You can check out a video of him with Sebastian Stan working out together here. With the popularity of superhero movies at an all-time high, actors need to look the part AND play the part. These movies aren’t the only thing gaining popularity. Kettlebells themselves are started to get worldwide recognition as a tool to get in shape more quickly than regular gym equipment.
It is recommended that you start off slowly when learning the double kettlebell push press. 3 Sets of 8 reps each with lighter kettlebells is a great way to build form and technique for this exercise. Once you have a handle on it you can increase the number of reps and sets for a nice cardio workout.