Kettlebell High Pull Exercise Strengthens Your Back and Shoulders

The kettlebell high pull is a great exercise for developing the strength that’s required to carry out pulling movements. This exercise is a great cardio workout that gets the heart pumping and helps strengthen the back and shoulders. The kettlebell high pull exercise mixes a type of deadlift or squat exercise with a front pull. Here’s how to perform the kettlebell high pull:

[Video] Kettlebell High Pull Exercise

1. Stand with your feet a shoulder width apart and the kettlebell on the ground in-between your legs.
2. Bend your legs and lower your body down, stopping when your butt is in-line with your knees. Bend forward at the waist while keeping your back and arms straight, then grab the kettlebell with both hands and your palms facing your body.
3. Straighten your legs and stand up straight. As you do this, pull back your shoulders, lift the kettlebell off the ground and bring your hands underneath your chin while pointing your elbows up.
4. Bend your legs, lower your body back down to the starting position and place the kettlebell on the ground.
5. Repeat steps 2-4 for 4-8 reps if you want to mainly focus on developing larger and stronger muscles or 12-16 reps if you want to primarily focus on improving your coordination and cardiovascular fitness.