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:


Workout of the Day
Shoulder openers – 2 sets of:
10 foam roll wall slides
10 prone PVC lift-offs

Split Jerk (off the rack)
3 x 3 (moderate)
3 x 2 (moderate-heavy)
3 x 1 (work to a heavy single)

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

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

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