The Kettlebell Dead Clean Tutorial

The dead clean tutorial to end all tutorials.

If you’ve watched the intro video to the kettlebell dead clean and are here to unlock the 4:30 long detailed video, or download the 9 page long PDF, let’s begin.


In the detailed video you will find reference to:

  • Look ahead
  • Full racking position
  • Controlled landing
  • Accelerated pull
  • Drop + pull-out
  • Hip slow; shoulders high
  • Float, open + insert
  • Drop + pull back
  • Extended elbow
  • Pull with legs

In more details.

Look ahead

No need to look at the kettlebell, maintain good form and alignment, keep your sight ahead, 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.

Controlled landing

Don’t let the bell just crash on the floor, control the descent and gently put the kettlebell back dead on the ground.

Accelerated pull

The pulling speed needs to increase, accelerate and generate enough power to make the weight float.

Drop + pull-out

Let the kettlebell drop back down, pull the hand back out, transition back into hook grip.

Hip slow; shoulders high

This is not a hip hinge, it’s a squat, drop you hips low and keep your shoulders high.

Float, open + insert

Make the weight float, i.e. get it to the point where it’s weightless, then open the hand, let the bell come around, and insert the hand into the window.

Drop + pull back

While the bell drops, pull the elbow back, keeping it where it is means that the bell will move away from the body, you want a direct path back down.

Extended elbow

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.

Make sure you download our free 9 page tutorial which has 26 steps listed on how to perform the kettlebell dead clean, 10 step-by-step photos, more details on the steps, and common mistakes made.

Unlock the detailed video below:



Subscribe to our newsletter

By checking this box, you confirm that you have read and are agreeing to our terms of use regarding the storage of the data submitted through this form.