The Kettlebell Arm Bar

When folks are looking to improve their shoulder mobility, one of the first exercises I recommend – in most cases – is the kettlebell arm bar.

It’s a relatively unknown exercise, but it is awesome.

The arm bar is great for:

– improving flexibility and mobility through shoulder
– increasing flexibility and mobility through the thoracic spine

And much more.

Check out the video below from Mike Robertson of for a quick demo:

If you’re looking to improve your mobility and flexibility through the shoulder, thoracic spine, and much more, incorporate the kettlebell arm bar into your training today!

Forest Vance
Certified Russian Kettlebell Instructor

PS – Questions? Thoughts? Leave ‘em in the comments section below!!

2 comments… add one
  • John Zion

    Great video and great exercise. I was wondering how many sets, if more then the one shown, should you do. I am looking to strengthen my shoulders by using this exercise. Or should it be used in conjunction with another/other exercises?

  • admin

    Hey John –

    Great question. Start with three sets of ten, and work up from there.

    Hope that helps –


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