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.
- Stand with your feet slightly wider than shoulder width apart.
- Start with the kettlebell 6-10 inches in front of you, hinge at the hips and place the swinging hand on the handle.
- Keep your eyes looking straight ahead at the horizon.
- Hike the kettlebell back between your legs close to the groin with your thumb pointing down.
- Once the bell has passed through the legs powerfully extend through the hips and drive the kettlebell up to eye level.
- 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.
- Keep the shoulder packed down throughout the movement.
- Force the kettlebell back out and return the kettlebell back to the swinging pattern.