This book had me cracking up:
The kettlebell delivers extreme all-around fitness. All-purpose strength. Staying power. Flexibility. Fat loss without the dishonor of aerobics. (1)
My kettlebell clean seems to be a bit better since I've been reading the book. Passages that helped with the kettlebell clean:
It is important to keep some tension in your glutes -- pinch a coin -- to protect your back. Also keep some braced tension in your abs. (92)
Your arm should completely -- and loosely!-- straighten out at the time the kettlebell is behind you. Now you should look like a witch riding a broomstick...(95)
Senior RKC Mike Mahler compares the final stage of the clean to an uppercut: "Focus on getting your hand around the bell rather than letting the bell flip over and smack you. As the bell passes waist level, imagine that you are doing an uppercut and get your hand around the bell. Make a fist at the top to get the bell in line with you." (98)Now, who wants to loan me their Enter the Kettlebell DVD? I promise that I'll take good care of it and return it quickly. Please...