The dead clean tutorial to end all tutorials.
In the extremely detailed video that you can unlock further below, you will find references to:
- Look ahead
- Full racking position
- Controlled landing
- Accelerated pull
- Drop and pull-out
- Hips low and shoulders high
- Float, open up, insert, and catch
- Drop and pull back
- Extended elbow
- Pull with the legs
No need to look at the kettlebell. Maintain a good form and spinal alignment. Keep your sight ahead and not down.
Full Racking Position
End up in full racking position, even if your next rep is another dead clean. Complete the full movement and don’t get sloppy.
Don’t let the bell just crash on the floor. Control the descent and gently put the kettlebell back dead on the ground.
The pulling speed needs to increase. Accelerate and generate enough power to make the weight enter its ballistic flight.
Drop and Pull-out (Regrip)
Let the kettlebell drop back down, pull the hand back out, transition back into hook grip (regrip).
Hips Low and Shoulders High
This is not a hip hinge, it’s a squat, drop your hips low and keep your shoulders high.
Ballistic Flight, Open, Insert, and Catch
Make the weight enter its ballistic flight, i.e. get it to the point where you no longer power it but it will keep moving, then open the hand, let the bell come around, and insert the hand into the window to catch the weight.
Drop and Pull Back
While the bell drops, pull the elbow back to get that weight falling down close to you, if you do not pull it back then the kettlebell will move away from the body.
Pull with legs, not with the elbow flexors. This means you keep the elbow extended for as long as is required to generate the right amount of power with the legs.
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