PDA

View Full Version : Catching Bar on Back for Jerks, etc.


Brian Lawyer
01-15-2009, 08:00 AM
Is there any special "technique" to catching the bar on my back for repeated power jerks? Other than absorbing the impact with your knees and hips which is a given. Or does it simply take practice?

I am just worried I am going to injure myself. I dropped a couple times and nearly thought I was going to rip my shoulder out of the socket. Other times I catch it perfect in the high bar back squat position.

I think I am paranoid I will drop the bar on my head so sometimes and as a result I lean too far forward and end up doing like a good morning/Squat type thing to catch it and get it back up. I actually think if I would just stand more upright and let the bar straight down I do pretty good.

I ask because I have been doing this workout lately where 1 clean + 1 Split Jerk + 2 back power Jerks + 1 Clean constitutes a set. I've been using 205lbs. If I miss catching the bar on my back it blows my whole set.

Greg Everett
01-15-2009, 09:30 AM
Brian -

Lower the bar partway with the arms, then pop up on the toes to meet the bar, and immediately drop flatfooted with bent knees to absorb the weight (keep you chest up).

Watch these videos to see what I mean -

http://www.cathletics.com/wod/video/ohsHeavySingle.mov

http://www.cathletics.com/wod/video/gregPowerCJWO.mov

Brian Lawyer
01-15-2009, 09:53 AM
Thanks Greg. I am trying to get some video up for you to review. I may have some video of the above workout.

Brian Lawyer
01-15-2009, 02:24 PM
Hey Coach,
I got video up finally. The above mentioned catching on the back can be seen on this link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3JeBAl7ihE
, WFS.

Bill Ripley
01-16-2009, 02:24 AM
You really need some jerk boxes.

Allen Yeh
01-16-2009, 03:20 AM
Anyway to flip the video to a normal orientation?

Brian Lawyer
01-16-2009, 07:45 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFf3fXF6JOY (Different Angle. This is the one I dropped off my back)

You really need some jerk boxes.
??

Anyway to flip the video to a normal orientation?
Sorry I am not that tech savvy yet. These vids are my first ever postings for digital coaching. My wife got some new toys for Xmas (i.e. dvd recorder and digital camera). I think she was using the recording function on her camera and turned the camera long ways... Just turn your computer screen...ha:)

Derek Simonds
01-16-2009, 10:26 AM
I did watch it sideways. That sucked. I wrote in my log last week that the hardest part for me doing multiple jerks was the rerack or negative part. I basically try to do what Greg is doing except with half the weight.

Let us know how you progress. I am really interested in this.

Greg freaking training is looking fantastic!