3 Common Mistakes in the Jerk
Video by Jared Enderton

From your strong rack position, it is time to jerk the barbell overhead. Working proper position of the jerk often requires more full-body awareness than what we are used to. When a heavy barbell is overhead, it is hard to think about how your lower body is positioned. Fortunately, or unfortunately with the jerk, a tiny error in positioning could make or break your lift, so it is important to spend time perfecting this piece. Here’s a Beginners Guide to the Jerk to help you get started.

3 Common Mistakes in the Jerk

Got that down? Now let’s review things that commonly go wrong with people’s jerks and how to address them. In this video, Jared goes over three of the common mistakes people make in the jerk, and some drills to practice proper positioning.

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Here’s what to expect from this 10-Week Cycle:¬†Consistency with your Snatch and Clean & Jerk. This means you will be spending the first 5-6 weeks getting your technique dialed in at the 75-85% range with lots of touches and more volume than the last cycle. There will still be some positional work but the focus of this cycle is the lifts themselves. The goal is to use the¬†strength and volume build-up and consistent technique practice to perfectly time yourself to see some PRs throughout the last 4-5 weeks of the cycle! Get your ticket to PR City today!

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