The Standing Kettlebell Halo is a fantastic exercise used for shoulder, scap, and core strength and mobility. To perform this exercise you will need one light-to- medium weight kettlebell. Grab the kettlebell by the horns and place it in the bottoms up position in front of the chest. Move the kettlebell around your head while bringing the elbows up over head to increase range of motion back. Think of core engagement and not allowing the back to arch as you go through the movement.
In this video, Ryan is performing the Kettlebell Halo in a standing position. This exercise can also be done in a tall-kneeling or half-kneeling position to make the focus on the upper body, and to largely take the lower body out of the equation. All variations are great and can be used as part of a warm-up or as an accessory exercise in a strength and conditioning program.