The kettlebell side clean is exactly the same as a sagittal plane clean, except the kettlebell moves in the frontal plane (side to side) and not linear.

The side clean improves acceleration and deceleration in the frontal plane and challenges your body to adapt and respond to the weight moving laterally across the front of the body. 

This translates into improved agility, quickness, and overall athletic performance. Whether you’re a basketball player, soccer enthusiast, or a weekend warrior, mastering the side clean can provide you with a competitive edge on the field or court.

It’s also a functional movement that engages your entire body, activating multiple muscle groups simultaneously promoting coordination, balance, and full-body strength.