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 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.
- 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