The kettlebell clean & press is a hybrid exercise and combines the kettlebell clean and the kettlebell press. To successfully perform this movement you will need to follow the teaching points of both movements.

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.
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