We’re going to drill the jerk this Saturday. It is a completely separate
skill from that of the clean and the snatch. The jerk has the highest
measured power output (power=force x distance/time) compared to the snatch
and clean and requires extreme mental and physical strain to successfully
complete. We will work on specific body positioning and drill concepts
directly related to the jerk and help to turn yourself into a competent
lifter while beginning to correct your own mistakes.
It will be fun for all. Don’t hesitate to commit in bringing yourself to
the gym this Saturday. Everyone will leave with more skill/strength than
they came in with. Guaranteed.
ps: look at the picture. I chose this one because of the lower extremity
positioning. This type of leg positioning isn’t natural, it comes from
hrs of practice and commitment to the movement.
Every successful lift must start correctly with impeccable body
positioning from the floor all the way to overhead. A prominent
weightlifting coach in the US has said that most lifts are missed by an
imperfect 1st pull. A good first pull sets the stage for the remaining
phases to be successful. If the first pull is FUBAR’d, then the rest will
be in trouble.
Saturday we will specifically drill the first phase of the Snatch and then
work into the full Snatch lift