Most folks can pick up / swing a ‘bell into a rack position at the shoulder, and it will resemble something like what we would call a “clean” …
However, to really get the movement DOWN, to make it smooth, efficient, and minimize impact on the forearm etc … is quite tricky. It’s one of the hardest of the basic KB moves to really perfect.
Here are three simple tips to help you improve your kettlebell clean technique:
*We’ll cover HUNDREDS more tips, tricks, and techniques like the ones in this video at my June 27th Kettlebell Workshop – details and grab your spot HERE*
Improve Your Kettlebell Clean – 3 Simple Tips
1 – Think about getting your hand around the ‘bell
Most folks clean the KB up, but when it comes around their hand, it just kind of flops over the top and ends up smacking them in the wrist.
If you can think about getting your hand around the kettlebell instead, it will help you slip your hand around and finish in a nice strong position at the top.
2 – Think about zipping up a jacket
The motion your hand should be making is not unlike zipping up a jacket. Think about this next time you do the exercise, and it will help you keep your hand in the proper position.
3 – Land in the proper rack position
When the kettlebell is racked at the shoulder, this is called the rack position. You should 1) be able to touch your thumb to your collar bone 2) have the KB resting on your upper arm 3) also have the KB resting on your forearm when in the rack.
Give those technique tips a try, practice ’em, and let me know how they go for ‘ya!
And if you found these tips helpful, check out the Kettlebells for Fat Loss Workshop we’re putting on at FVT on June 27th at the link below:
– Forest Vance
Owner, FVT Boot Camp and Personal Training
Level 2 Certified Russian Kettlebell Instructor