Video: Mobility for the Front Rack and Jerk Position

Have you ever cleaned a weight only to fight yourself at the top trying to get comfortable to do the jerk? Often the issue is mobility. Here are drills you can use to improve your position.

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Have you ever cleaned a weight only to fight yourself at the top trying to get comfortable to jerk the weight? You might think, "It is a lot of weight maybe it shouldn't be comfortable, but why do those on the world stage not do the same arm-twisting larynx destruction I do as I try to get my hands right?"

Often the issue starts with mobility. The harsh truth is if you can't get into a good position the odds are stacked against you for a good lift. We all know how terrible it is spending a ton of needed energy trying to get the bar in a comfortable rack position after a heavy clean. So here is to saving that energy for the jerk! Check out these quick mobility exercises you can use to get into better positions.

Highlights:

  • Often rack positions are impinged in the triceps and lats
  • Pectoral muscles can also play a roll
  • You'll find three quick exercises in this video
  • Added explanation of a good rack position