[VID] Your Press Will Only Be As Good As Your Clean

In its simplest explanation, a clean is just getting the kettlebell off the floor and into the rack position to get ready to press it.

BUT, it's so much more than that.

If you don't believe me, pick up a kettlebell one heavier than your normal pressing bell.  But don't clean it.  Just pick it up and set it in the rack.

And now try to press it.

Then, compare that to actually doing it properly.

Set yourself up – silver back position with your back arched, shoulders packed and hike pass the bell through your knees.

Snap your hips explosively, get some “float” and lock your quads, glutes & abs and now guide the KB into the rack.

As soon as you feel impact, pull the trigger by gripping the bell tightly – especially with your pinky – and press the bell overhead.

Slightly kick your hip underneath it if you need to, but don't lose tension.

So which technique felt easier to press the bell?

In today's video, I show you a cool trick that I learned from my friend Denise Harty, RKC2 that helped me with my clean…


  • Reply March 12, 2013


    Not the right video?

  • Reply March 12, 2013


    Hi Chris, sounds like a great video, but I don’t see it!

  • Reply March 12, 2013


    I saw the vid, good tips. Person receiving bill might not like it if you’re sweating heavily lol.

  • Reply March 22, 2013


    Thanks Chris! great tips as always – love that you call them loud or quiet elbows…its weird but it makes you remember. I will try the bill trick, as my clean needs a bit of tidying up. Zara

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