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Why You Keep Missing Your Jerks
Timing and technique can make all the difference between nailing it and bailing out.
The Crucial Ingredient for Success in Kettlebell Sport
Even strong individuals find kettlebell sport lifting painful, frustrating, almost impossible in the beginning. That’s because they lack this one element.
A Case for the Wide Grip Jerk: It's Hard to Argue With Success
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 1st Pull In Weightlifting: Go Fast Or Slow?
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.
Weightlifting Setups: Don't Lose a Big Clean With a Sloppy Jerk
There are a few key positions to consider when moving the bar from the clean to a powerful jerk.
Weightlifting for Athletes: Should You Be Power Jerking?
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.
Would You Be Better Off Power Jerking?
Let’s do a comprehensive comparison and contrast between the power jerk and the split jerk.
A Step-by-Step Guide to a Perfect Jerk
Here's exactly what you should be doing from start to finish to ensure a safe and successful lift.
How to Eliminate the Problems With Your Press
The middle portion of pressing lifts is the most problematic. How do you get past these sticking points?
Want a Bigger Jerk? It's All About the 2-Phase Dip
These two phases may not be distinct to the onlooker, but they are as far as the muscles are concerned.
The Dip Error You Don't Even Know You're Making
Learn to change direction quickly, without hesitation, and you will be able to jerk anything you can clean.
161kg Deadlift-Clean-Squat-Jerk-Complex: James Tatum (Friday Flick)
James Tatum only started weightlifting in 2011. Here he performs a tough weightlifting complex at over double bodyweight.
Breaking Muscle HQ
Sunday Seven: The Week's 7 Most Popular Articles, Vol. 87
Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the seven most popular articles of the week. This week: stocking stuffer ideas, stretches for achy wrists, and more!
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The 2 Fundamental Roles of Footwork in the Jerk
Jerks are often lost in front, and much of the time this can be attributed to improper actions of the legs and feet.
The Fundamental Aspects of the Dip: Perfecting Your Jerk
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.
Catching the Bounce, Part 2: The Jerk
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.
Video: Sean Waxman - Olympic Weightlifting Drills: Press From Split Position
The press from split position is an exercise to help strengthen the athlete's position in the split of the jerk, as well as improve the balance in that position.
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