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Kettlebell Power Clean

If you look at the clean, it is the central link in many cases to get the bell from the floor to a position where we can squat, press, or jerk it. Regardless of whether you’re a Hard style or Gregory Sport fan you’re going to need to make sure your clean is good.

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James Smith
• Tuesday, 27 October, 2020
• 9 min read
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The first thing to keep in mind with the kettlebellclean is that it is a swing that just ends up with the bell going to a different location. I find when I focus on keeping the elements of the swing in those moves they are much more fluid and powerful.

Your elbow should be tucked in against your side, as if trying to hold a newspaper between your upper arm and your ribs. Position the handle of the bell parallel to the callus line for now as we’re only concerned about the clean, not setting up for pressing or jerks.

This rack position needs to be strong and firmly imprinted in your head so you’ll be able to direct the kettle bell there during your work sets. A good drill at this point is to go for a walk in the rack position working on keeping the elbow in and maintaining good posture — you’ll find it’s far harder than you think.

If you had to find an exercise to mimic this position, one I like to use is a single arm plank. If you drop into a plank on both elbows, then remove one you’ll be in the same position as if for the clean.

You’ll need to tense the whole body — glutes, abs, legs, and the lat on the side of your working arm to keep your alignment. Starting from the rack, we need to get confident hike passing the bell back behind us.

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Do this by hinging at the hips, turning the hand slightly, as if pouring water, and allowing the kettle bell to trace an arc down between your legs and behind you. Your lower arm should be pressed into the thigh of the same leg, not in the center of your body.

When you drop the kettle bell make sure the arm goes completely straight. The thumb will end up slightly turned behind you in the bottom position thanks to your “water pouring” at the start of the drop.

If you really struggle with this part one drill, what I like doing is using a sequence from the rack that goes — drop, swing, hammer curl, clean. From the rack the drill is simple — we drop the bell and turn that into a swing as in the video above.

For a final look at the clean from a Gregory Sport perspective, world champion Ivan Denison shows that the clean is still more similar to the swing than different — legs straight at the top, wrists straight, elbows in, and driven into place by the swing. A good clean makes a strong starting point for all the most important kettle bell exercises like the jerk and press.

The one-arm kettlebellclean delivers many of the same benefits of the Olympic weightlifting clean, but is less technically demanding. Because you work one side at a time, the one-arm kettlebellclean trains you to resist rotation at the torso, which makes it an excellent core strength exercise.

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DurationFrequencyExercise TypeIntensityRepetitionsRest 30 second sup to 7x per week strength training steady, deliberate3-5 repetitions varies by workout Step 1: Place a kettle bell on the floor in front of you. Now actively screw them into the floor so you feel your hips and glutes fire up—imagine twisting up turf beneath your feet, or using them to spread a bunched-up carpet apart.

Step 2: Draw your shoulder blades back together and down—think: “proud chest.” Push your hips back, as if trying to touch your butt to the wall behind you (hinge your hips). Your head, spine, and pelvis should form a straight line as you descend.

Step 4: As you transition back into an upright stance, harness the momentum of the swing and make an uppercut motion with your right arm while keeping the kettle bell close to your body. Step 5: Allow the kettle bell to rotate to the outside of your wrist and halt its upward movement at collarbone height to finish in the front rack position (forearm close to vertical, kettle bell under your chin) as smoothly as possible.

Step 6: Reverse the motion by unraveling the kettle bell around the forearm, straightening your arm, and hiking the bell between your legs quickly to begin the next rep. Two or three sets of 3–5 reps can help you better recruit musculature for a strength and power workout.

Bringing the weight from the floor to the rack position sets you up for overhead presses, squats, lunges, and so on. You can also increase the core stability demands by trying the kettle bell rotational clean and then the kettle bell rotational clean to bent press (see the video HERE for both exercises).

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The kettlebellpowerclean is an explosive kettle bell exercise where the lifter pulls the weight to shoulder level with a slight swing between the legs. By taking most of the momentum out of the clean, it drills crisp technique Strengthens the hips and glutes, upper back, shoulders, and biceps Can be used on its own or to transition into a front squat or clean and press Effective for strength training or as part of a kettle bell circuit or flow

How-to Images View our enormous library of workout photos and see exactly how each exercise should be done before you give it a shot. Not sure exactly what you're looking for, but if I take the question literally as in “what's the difference in power output when swinging and power cleaning” then that's easy: the power clean requires much more overpower is Energy divided by time.

So that means the difference in power is about the ratio of the forces applied. My guess is the question you're really asking is which of the movements trains power production better?

What about heavy dead stop things... Those could be pretty decent for developing max power . Just a hunch. What about heavy dead stop things... Those could be pretty decent for developing max power . Just a hunch.

A barbell lets you do much heavier dead stop things... therefore, more power. No sense using a suboptimal tool to clean the heaviest weight one is capable of.

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A barbell is going to be the best tool to challenge the ability to get the most weight from floor to rack. Agreeing with Anna C A dead stop swing with the heaviest KB there is (a 92Kg) will develop power, but better than a 100Kg power clean ?

What about heavy dead stop things... Those could be pretty decent for developing max power . Just a hunch. They're not too bad of an approximation of a barbell clean from the hip point of view, but they're lacking in a few areas:

Triple extension doesn't come into play as much, because the center of mass of a KB clean doesn't go nearly as high; the kettle bell only has to get to mid chest height, not clavicle height, because the KB rack position is lower than the BB rack position. My warm up barbell cleans start at 60 kg and work up to ~120 kg on regular training days.

Agreeing with Anna C A dead stop swing with the heaviest KB there is (a 92Kg) will develop power, but better than a 100Kg power clean ? In my experience, KB dead cleans that approach BB weights start to feel mechanically bad, too. There is a reason Olympic barbells have bearings in them.

In short, if one is serious about maxing out power production, kettle bells become a poor tool at heavier weights. A barbell lets you do much heavier dead stop things... therefore, more power.

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No sense using a suboptimal tool to clean the heaviest weight one is capable of. Barbell lets you do much heavier dead stop things... therefore, more power.

No sense using a suboptimal tool to clean the heaviest weight one is capable of. A barbell is going to be the best tool to challenge the ability to get the most weight from floor to rack.

I meet dead stop swings naturally or cleans... My phone “corrects” my words automatically. I suspect part of why it was so difficult is that I was so used to that single knee and hip extension used in hard style kettle bell swings, cleans, and snatches.

They are done to attain some physical attribute, characteristic, or assistance to something else competitive or otherwise meaningful. The Olympic lifts have a higher skill component than their kettle bell brethren.

We typically perform swings in sets of 10 and sometimes more while barbell cleans are usually done for low reps. The kettle bell swing might be said to train power -endurance. It bears looking at the larger picture in a conversation like this.

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), in part because it can be taught fairly quickly to most people, even in a group setting, to the point where it can be performed safely and effectively. We have a good selection of weights that can be used with it without undue planning — when you can swing one bell well enough that it starts to be too light, you just go up 10 lbs (4 kg, 8.8 lbs if we're being exact) to the next size bell.

Thanks The Olympic lifts have a higher skill component than their kettle bell brethren. We typically perform swings in sets of 10 and sometimes more while barbell cleans are usually done for low reps.

The kettle bell swing might be said to train power -endurance. It bears looking at the larger picture in a conversation like this. ), in part because it can be taught fairly quickly to most people, even in a group setting, to the point where it can be performed safely and effectively.

We have a good selection of weights that can be used with it without undue planning — when you can swing one bell well enough that it starts to be too light, you just go up 10 lbs (4 kg, 8.8 lbs if we're being exact) to the next size bell. anatomy My experience is that kettle bells give all the strength, power and endurance that I need, but naturally If your goal is to compete in strength sports then you need barbells...

I do some specific training for that, but getting kettle bell strong helps with everything I'll ever going to do... And I cannot thank enough @Pavel@Brett Jones Steve Cotter and all of those early guys who started kettle bell revolution in western world.

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Once I made powerlifting meet, Olympic meet and kettle bell long cycle in same day. Power lifts are technically pretty easy and hang snatch and hang clean & jerk are as easy as they are with KBS. In theory, as a barbell athlete (weightlifting), I shouldn't *need* kettle bell ballistics as I'm already hitting heavier weights with the Olympic competition lifts. But I still find kettle bell ballistics (and select grinds) useful.

Swings “undo sitting” better, more quickly than barbell squats and dead lifts Ability to do ballistics for reps and conditioning that avoids the horror show of barbell cleaning or snatching for time

Power Output The Power Output of the Kettle bell Swing is in the same ballpark as Olympic Movements; providing the right size (Kettle bell Weight) is used. Work by Dr John Gar hammer, a biomechanic at the Department of Physical Education at California State University reveals some interesting comparisons between exercises in the development of power.

In “A Review of Power Output Studies of Olympic and Powerlifting: Methodology, Performance, Prediction and Evaluation Test”, elite Olympic lifters’ and powerlifters’ power outputs were as follows (w/kg = watts per kilo of body weight):During Entire Snatch or Clean Pull Movements: 34.3 w/kg Men 21.8 w/kg Women With this basic breakdown in mind, the power output comparisons of a 100-kilo male lifter in the clean, second pull and dead lift would be as follows.

Olympic Lifters have produced some, IF not the, the highest Power Outputs on record; research Gar hammer, above. That is why Olympic Movements' area a fundamental in the development of Power of most sports.

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The only other group of athletes that have matched Olympic Lifters in Power Output is Shot Putters. Heavy kettle bell swings could be the best damn posterior chain exercise you're not doing, possibly even better than dead lifts!

As note above, for maximal Power Output to be achieved with a Kettle bell, a heavy bell needs to be used. That means performing the Swing with a Kettle bell that is around 50% to 100% of your body weight. I've worked up to Swings with 170 lbs for set of 5 repetitions at a 194 lb body weight, with the Homemade Hungarian Core Blaster; information about ow to make it is in the Contreras' article above.

The Homemade Hungarian Core Blaster is simple, cheap and it works. One case study indicated that Power Output was optimally developed and displayed with a Kettle bell around 30% of body weight.

The majority of individual don't use a Kettle bell that is heavy enough in the Swing to fully optimize Power Output development. The Olympic lifts have a higher skill component than their kettle bell brethren.

They are similar an Olympic Jump Clean Movement; less skill is required, they are easily, quickly learned ...when jumps were performed with the hexagonal barbell, significantly greater peak power was produced with an external resistance of 20% 1RM compared with all other conditions.

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Increase muscular power and overall athleticism with this challenging, yet fun, lift. Allen Hendrick is one of the best Strength Coaches there is. His article provides great information on it and how to “Performing the Clean High Pull Correctly”.

Power also can be developed with Moderately Heavy Kettle bells by attaching a band to the bell.

Sources
1 breakingmuscle.com - https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/how-to-do-the-perfect-kettlebell-clean
2 www.onnit.com - https://www.onnit.com/academy/one-arm-kettlebell-clean/
3 - /rebates/welcome
4 www.strongfirst.com - https://www.strongfirst.com/community/threads/kettlebell-swing-vs-powerclean-for-power-production.17056/