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The Kettlebell Clean Part 1

Emily Friedel

What are Kettlebell Cleans good for?

  • Building grip endurance
  • Getting many of the benefits of the one arm swing, such as developing power endurance in the posterior chain, with the added bonus of being able to regulate pace and resting the grip when need be (usually the limiting factor in swings)
  • Combinations and complexes (eg clean and press, clean and jerk)
  • Getting the kettlebell into rack position to perform a variety of other exercises
  • Developing skill and coordination – the clean is particularly good for developing skills that transfer to the snatch such as releasing the grip at the correct time and landing the handle in the correct position on the hand.