Like the clean the kettlebell high pull is predominantly a swing based movement. The kettlebell high pull is the precursor for the kettlebell snatch, if you want to get good at the snatch you master first master the high pull.

Teaching Points

  1. Stand with your feet slightly wider than shoulder width apart.
  2. Start with the kettlebell 6-10 inches in front of you, hinge at the hips and place the swinging hand on the handle.
  3. Keep your eyes looking straight ahead at the horizon.
  4. Hike the kettlebell back between your legs close to the groin with your thumb pointing down.
  5. Once the bell has passed through the legs powerfully extend through the hips and drive the kettlebell up to eye level.
  6. At the end of the first third of the swing initiate the pull by drawing back the elbow until it’s slightly behind the shoulder.
  7. Keep the shoulder packed down throughout the movement.
  8. Force the kettlebell back out and return the kettlebell back to the swinging pattern.