Tag: Jerk Technique


  • Key Issues of Jerk Technique

    This article focuses on Jerk technique, the second part of the competition movement known as the Clean and Jerk. In particular, the article discusses the conventional technique of the ‘Split Jerk’ which is employed…

  • 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…

  • Foot lift in the Jerk

    Foot lift in Jerk technique

    Comparison of high and low foot lift in the Jerk The degree of foot lift in the Jerk is an intrinsically important factor in the time taken for the athlete…

  • Training the Jerk

    The reality of the maximal Clean and Jerk Imagine the situation of the elite Weightlifter attempting a maximal Clean and Jerk. The barbell weight might be as much as 80%…

  • Learning the Technique of the Jerk – Key Objectives

    Take a long term approach It is important to take a long-term approach, from the very first moment that training begins, toward achieving positional correctness, speed of movement and total confidence in the Jerk. Coaches…