Duration required
Focus Area required
 s rest

Clean and Press

Key Points:

  • Stand feet spaced shoulder width and squat to pick up the kettlebell.

  • Squat up to bring kettlebell up to shoulder height, flip the kettlebell over your wrist, then press up.

  • Bring it back down the same path to the start position, then repeat.

Common Mistakes:

  • Being uncontrolled on the way down.

  • Rushing repetitions.

  • Elbow coming behind hips on the press up.

Where you should 'feel it':

Primary Muscles:
Shoulders, Triceps, Glutes, Traps
Secondary Muscles:
Abs, Quads, Hamstrings
Muscle diagram with the following muscles highlighted Shoulders, Triceps, Glutes, Traps, Abs, Quads, Hamstrings

Similar Exercises

Stand with your feet spaced shoulder width apart, then squat down to pick up the kettlebell.

Then explosively squat upwards, keeping the kettlebell close to your body, as it rises rotate your hand around and bring it to your shoulder. When stable, press upwards, extending your arm. Then slowly lower back down, rotate the kettlebell at shoulder height and in a controlled manner lower it again to the floor. Ensure you keep your wrist and forearms aligned during the press. Activate your core to keep a straight back throughout. Repeat for the desired repetitions, then switch sides.

Avoid losing control and keep the movement smooth.

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