Having Trouble With Your Kettlebell Clean?
Part 1 & 2 now available on this blog post
Cleaning up your Kettlebell Clean - Part 1
I remember like it was yesterday! 13 years ago I was trying to master the Kettlebell Clean. The instruction was to stand in front of the bell, reach back to the floor, thrust your hips forward and spear your hand through the bell, with hardly any arm usage. Well let me tell you what this resulted in, beautiful black and blue bruises all over my arms. I wasn't the only one! This was pre facebook and well before instagram. With blogging being the leading way to connect with others using kettlebells at the time, boy did I see some photos of battle wounds from people attempting cleans and snatches. This definitely wasn't the best marketing tool to get people involved in using kettlebells.
After months of practice and finally understanding that you have to really create a nice rotation with the bell and your arm as if you're raveling the bell up, never a flip, and then unraveling on the way down, something clicked. Not only for me but for thousand when I came out with this super old video filmed 12 years ago. Do I do it this way now? Not completely, but I still follow some of these principles. This video alone, so I've been told by many, is helped minimize the banging of the clean.
12 year old Kettlebell Clean video
In this first video posted in this blog, the brand new one, I quickly cover how to Clean your kettlebell by starting from the top position to create a relationship with the ending position. I also discuss intensity behind the movement so you can match your hip thrust power to the size of your bell as well as bringing it up in a calm way to minimize any banging. We are getting in to the nitty gritty.
I'll be posting Part 2 over the next few days. To be sure you don't miss any announcement or free access to our featured workouts, nutrition tips and programs be sure to join our community. I promise I won't be annoying and send you a million emails trying to push stuff down your face. That's just not me! Just motivation and information that will enhance your life. Join our community here! You won't be sorry.
Cleaning up your Kettlebell Clean - Part 2