Kettlebell Cleans are a great overall exercise for several reason but they have a very valuable application for mountain bikers that most people don’t think about. In short, they teach us the general breathing and bracing skills needed to better absorb trail impacts without getting stiff. This helps us stay in control when overshooting a jump to flat or when we can’t avoid a rock or other trail obstacle which keeps the tires on the trail and helps us avoid crashes and injuries.

In this video I detail some coaching cues that have proven very helpful for riders in my facility to both perform this exercise better and get more out of it.

You can find the kettlebells that I use HERE

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