This is a very important question, asked often in my seminars all over India, and my straight forward answer before explaining the importance or their significant use in strength training is: both lifts are different and are not quite comparable.
The Kettlebell Press of course has distinctive advantages and better usage, and is technically discussed in the article below. But let’s first understand the dumbbell press which will allow me to better explain the Kettlebell press.
The Dumbbell press starts by keeping the On the other hand the Kettlebell press starts with ‘the clean’, meaning you rack the bell on iliac crest before it is pushed overhead. The muscles involved obviously are more as compared to dumbbell press which is a short single static movement. In Kettlebell press the muscles involved are Internal/External Obliques, Middle/ Lower Trapezius, Rhomboids, Biceps, Medial Deltoid & Triceps.