Breathing Series Part 2: Kettlebell Long Cycle

Exhale to relax shoulder and hand.

Upward phase of Clean - Inhale as the hip pushes bell up.

Catch in rack position - Exhale as elbow lands on the hip.

Rack position - Inhale to prepare for first dip.

First dip of Jerk - Exhale to deflate the abdominal cavity and bring elbow and hip together (the connection of elbow to hip is where you get the power to launch the bell).

Launch / triple extension of Jerk - Inhale to lift the chest and drive the bell up.

Second dip of Jerk - Exhale as heels hit the ground and arm locks out.

Drop from overhead lockout to rack position - Inhale as elbow drops straight down to the hip.