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One thing that stood out at the 2015 Pan American Games was the wide grip jerks employed by quite a number of successful competitors.
The first pull in the snatch or clean tends to either be slow or fast, so it is all about the transition when it comes to lifting heavy weight.
There are a few key positions to consider when moving the bar from the clean to a powerful jerk.
Power jerking might not have a place in competitive weightlifting, but for the general athlete, it might be just what you need to gain a powerful edge.
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Let’s do a comprehensive comparison and contrast between the power jerk and the split jerk.
Here's exactly what you should be doing from start to finish to ensure a safe and successful lift.
The middle portion of pressing lifts is the most problematic. How do you get past these sticking points?
These two phases may not be distinct to the onlooker, but they are as far as the muscles are concerned.
Learn to change direction quickly, without hesitation, and you will be able to jerk anything you can clean.
James Tatum only started weightlifting in 2011. Here he performs a tough weightlifting complex at over double bodyweight.
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Jerks are often lost in front, and much of the time this can be attributed to improper actions of the legs and feet.
The dip in the jerk seems straightforward enough (straight down, actually). Bend your knees, and straighten them vigorously. But like many simple things there's more than meets the eye.
Just as in the clean, we now have another opportunity to take advantage of the springiness of the bar in order to complete the lift. Here's how you do it.
Overhead presses and jerks be easily confused even though they use entirely different muscles. To the layman and novice trainees they are very similar but to insiders they are in fact very different.
Developing jumping power is vital for many athletes, but is the push jerk a good way to do it? Science takes a look at the actual mechanics involved and says, maybe not.
This video from Bob Takano is especially valuable for those lifters who are having difficulty “feeling” the position of the bar overhead and the effects of proper footwork.