How to Clean a Kettlebell (HINT: you don’t use a dishrag and soapy water)

 Probably the most common question I get when it comes to performing a ketllebell clean is "How do I NOT get it to ‘bang’ my forearm or wrist?"

I know many KB practitioners, myself included, have struggled with this when first attempting the exercise.  I’ve tried my best to give you some verbal queues and demos in following video to help you out.  Let me know what you think and if it’s at helped you.

 

 

Have a great day!

Chris Lopez, RKC

11 Comments

  • Reply January 18, 2011

    Chris

    Perfect timing, I’ve been struggling with these recently.
    Thanks

  • Reply January 18, 2011

    Joe

    I’d suggest looking up someone like Valery Federnko or Ivan Denisov, they know how to clean a kettlebell. That doesn’t look like a good clean form.

  • Reply January 18, 2011

    Chris Lopez, RKC

    @Joe – thanks so much for the advice, Joe. I will look them up.

  • Reply February 1, 2011

    Mike Eves

    Hi Chris:

    The clean is awesome for your grip and whole body – also great for starting a stubborn petrol lawnmower! Starts everytime now. Not achieved through doing bicep curls!

    Many thanks

    Mike

  • Reply February 1, 2011

    Dale

    Chris,
    Nice video, keep up the great videos!
    Dale

  • Reply February 1, 2011

    Eric

    Great tips. Never heard of elbows being described as quiet or loud, but I like it. Thanks for the video!

    Eric

  • Reply February 1, 2011

    Simon Young

    Thanks Chris,

    It’s good to hear I’m not the only one that has found these challenging.
    You’re quite right regarding a heavier bell: I switched up, and my form improved drastically.

    Thanks!

  • Reply February 1, 2011

    Jody

    Awesome! Now if you could do a video on how to do a kb snatch without wacking your wrist life would be perfect!

  • Reply February 1, 2011

    Kylie

    Thanks Chris,
    I have also been practising my Clean recently, because it has never looked really “clean” movement-wise. This will help.

    Jody – Chris has actually already done a snatch video, back in August last year (search ‘snatch’ at the top of this page, and then you have to go back a page by clicking ‘older entries’. sorry I’m not super techno-savvy, otherwise could have provided a direct link!)

    Cheers,
    Kylie

  • Reply February 11, 2011

    Shane

    The elbow advice made all the difference. Thanks!

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