Clean and press

Discussion in 'Kettlebell' started by Gary Wilson, Jun 24, 2019.

  1. Gary Wilson

    Gary Wilson Triple-Digit Post Count

    Im just learning this exercise, im using 2 16kg bells.

    Should i start with the bells in front of me like i would for swings
    Or
    Should they be closer to my feet like a barbell would?

    I've been using a swinging motion to clean them but I'm unsure whether I should have the bells closer to my feet and hike them up
     
  2. Adam R Mundorf

    Adam R Mundorf More than 500 posts

    You're right to keep the bell in front like a swing. It's pretty much a swing but your elbows stay pinned to your side and you guide the bell to the rack.
     
  3. Gary Wilson

    Gary Wilson Triple-Digit Post Count

    Yeah thats what i thought, ive watched a few films but they all do it slightly different

    The bell is hitting my forearms so from what i can gather i need to keep it closer to me is that right?
     
  4. Adam R Mundorf

    Adam R Mundorf More than 500 posts

    Yes, you need to "tame the arc" and move around the arm rather than flip over. Remember the clean is a smooth but quick lift.
     
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  5. Baker

    Baker Triple-Digit Post Count

    Try to focus on pulling your elbows back as you drive your hips forward. That has really helped me.
     
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  6. Gary Wilson

    Gary Wilson Triple-Digit Post Count

    I read a post earlier that said imaging doing up you zipper on your coat, that actually helped me too.
     
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  7. Steve Freides

    Steve Freides Dir. of Community Engagement Senior Instructor

    Do a swing-style clean unless you have a reason to do otherwise.

    -S-
     

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