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I'm looking for a general strength protocol with kettlebells made as simple as possible. I have already settled for snatches/swings for my conditioning, as I respect the individual benefits that they both bring, so I decided to rotate through them both. However, I'm not sure if the bent press, military press or parallel bar dips would serve me better. I don't have a preference for any because they all seem fine, but I just want something that I can do alongside the swing and snatch that will be complete while also continue to be challenging. I know the bent press makes up the original Program Minimum for a reason, but there are so many ways to cook the military press! And the dip is as pure an upper body movement as there is. Equipment required is something else to consider- I often only have access to my kettlebells (1x16kg, 1x24kg, 1x32kg). I plan to stay with any set of minimal exercises I settle on for many years to come, so preferably the press is something I can do well into my 40s/50s+. What are your thoughts? Thank you!