The kettlebell rack position is the starting point for presses, rack squats, and a variety of other moves.
But most people get it wrong.
So in today’s article and video, I am going to show you how to fix it!
Here are three simple tips to help you properly rack a kettlebell:
1 – The hand should be below chin level. A common mistake is that the top of the hand ends up being racked too high.
2 – Not only should the hand be below chin level, it should also be close to the body. A simple trick is to stick your thumb out. It should end up touching the collar bone.
3 – The forearm should be vertical when the KB is racked. Not sideways, which is the common mistake, but staight up and down.
Watch the video that breaks down and shows you how to do all of these tips here:
Study, practice, and you’ll be a KB rack master in no time!
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Here’s to your continued success! –
– Forest Vance
Master of Science, Human Movement
Certified Kettlebell Instructor