The double kettlebell high pull is the precursor for the double kettlebell snatch. Controlling and stabilising two kettlebells simultaneously makes this exercise a very challenge movement.

Teaching Points

  1. Initiate the movement with the swing.
  2. The elbow must remain tight to the body, think about holding a newspaper under your arm.
  3. When you initiate the clean your hand should stay close to the body and be on your midline, think about zipping up your coat.
  4. Let the bell move around the wrist and spear your hand through the ‘window’ of the bell.
  5. Brace and absorb the impact and keep the abs and glutes tight.
  6. Press the kettlebell up vertically, keep the forearm vertical and the wrist fixed throughout.
  7. Straighten the arm with the palm of the hand facing forwards.
  8. Stabilise the shoulder and contract the triceps so the arm is straight.
  9. Lower the kettlebell under control and pull it back into the ‘racked’ position.