August 29, 2016

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August 29, 2016

Pushing in the Jerk

Because we are jerking today, I wanted to share a great article that details when you should push with your arms during the jerk. As you know, the jerk isn’t a press…you create upward momentum by driving with your legs, then punch yourself under the bar to “catch” the weight. But, you still need to think about your arms and when you press will depend on whether you are more of a strength or an elastic athlete.

Read the article and watch a video here:

http://www.catalystathletics.com/article/2015/When-Do-You-Push-with-the-Arms-in-the-Jerk/

CrossFit

Johnny

Workout of the Day
:00
Shoulder openers – 2 sets of:
10 foam roll wall slides
10 prone PVC lift-offs
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:15
Split Jerk (off the rack)
3 x 3 (moderate)
3 x 2 (moderate-heavy)
3 x 1 (work to a heavy single)

:30
Tempo front Squat 3 x 3 – light, establish movement pattern
1 tempo front squat + 3 front squat – 5 sets of the complex

:50
Midline – 3 sets of:
:15 L-sit
:30 Superman hold

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