Technique


  • The press in Split Position is a recommended first exercise for learning the Jerk receiving position.

    Press in Split Position

    The Press in Split Position is an easy and suitable place for beginners to start learning the Jerk receiving position.

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    Split Squat

    The split squat is an essential exercise for assisting beginners to learn the correct receiving position for the Jerk. However, the exercise must be performed in a manner that is…

  • Illustration of the need for quickness of movement under the bar.

    Quickness of Movement in the Snatch

    It is reasonable to suggest that all good exponents of the Snatch display two performance attributes. Firstly, they demonstrate quickness of movement as they descend under the bar and, secondly, they display a deep and stable receiving position. However, this article will point to a hidden third attribute.

  • Cartoon of two coaches having a discussion

    Qualitative Analysis in Coaching

    How often does it occur that an athlete is given different advice by different coaches and becomes anxious and confused. For example, the advice from one coach is to work on the technique of the pull and is prescribed a variety exercises for this purpose. However, another coach advises the athlete that their pull technique is good but should work more on fluency and confidence of movement under the bar. Who should the athlete believe?

  • Illustration of the Jerk Balance by Leo Isaac

    The Jerk Balance

    The Jerk Balance is a useful exercise that assists the athlete to master the receiving position for the Jerk. However, it is recommended that the Jerk Balance exercise is included in the beginner training program only after a measure of proficiency has been achieved in the Split Squat exercise.

  • Yanko Rusev Jerk receiving position

    Technique of the Jerk

    The technique of the Jerk is considered to be as least as complex as the Snatch. Often the learning process is unstructured and key concepts are inadequately addressed. The Dip…

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    Coaching Weightlifting Illustrated

    A book that is focused on on the process for learning Olympic Weightlifting, particularly the first crucial 3-6 months of skill development

  • Final moments of the pull illustrated.

    The moment of the “pull finish” in the Snatch?

    The final moments of the pull in the Snatch are brief, so brief that it is exceptionally difficult for both the athlete and the coach to interpret what actually happens.…

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    Key Issues of Jerk Technique

    The Jerk is a movement that is unforgiving of any weakness in the position of the body under the bar in the receiving position.

  • The Dip Phase of the JErk

    The Dip Phase of the Jerk

    Elevation of the Bar For a successful lift, the Dip and Drive phase of the Jerk must elevate the bar sufficiently to give the athlete time and space to drop…