How to Properly Rack a Kettlebell

How to properly rack a kettlebell is a topic that comes up over and over in client sessions, so I thought I’d put together a quick tutorial to help.

Here’s a video where I break down how to properly rack a kettlebell:

And here are the main points I touched on in the video:

Proper rack position is important when you’re doing presses, squats, or any move that starts with the ‘bell at the shoulder.

It gives you a stronger, more stable base to do these exercises from … plus your training will be generally safer and more effective.

Start by cleaning the KB up to your shoulder. When it gets there, here are a few things to focus on:

1 – Your thumb should be able to touch your collar bone in the rack position
2 – The KB should touch both your forearm and your upper arm
3 – The forearm should be straight up and down

Now you know how to properly rack a kettlebell. Hope this helps you with safer, stronger, more effective kettlebell workouts!

Thanks –

– Forest Vance
Certified Level 2 Russian Kettlebell Instructor
ForestVance.com

PS – If you liked this video, you are going to LOVE my new “Kettlebell / Bodyweight Beat Down” 6 week training plan – check it out at the link below:

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