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Edward Flood
10-17-2009, 07:19 AM
Howdy folks,

I suck terribly at the jerk so if anyone has any suggestions (apart from "get stronger!"), they'd be much appreciated

http://vimeo.com/7107655

I can never seem to get my head through properly (scared of walloping my chin with the bar)

Edit, if this is in the wrong section, feel free to move...

Edward Flood
10-17-2009, 10:52 AM
Righto, I tried again with 75 and think I got a reasonable-ish jerk:

http://www.vimeo.com/7115543


And with 85 to force myself lower on the jerk:

http://www.vimeo.com/7115611

Cheers.

Yuen Sohn
10-21-2009, 09:40 PM
The most noticeable issue with the jerk is that you dip and drive the weight forward...
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2773/4034077240_30375df5df.jpg

I added the vertical red line as a reference point for the sequence. As you can see, as you commence the dip, you slouch forward and shift your weight to the front, thus throwing the bar significantly forward.

Try to keep everything tight (tight back, big chest) and maintain the weight towards your heels as you dip and drive.

Good luck!

Edward Flood
11-03-2009, 06:07 AM
The most noticeable issue with the jerk is that you dip and drive the weight forward...
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2773/4034077240_30375df5df.jpg

I added the vertical red line as a reference point for the sequence. As you can see, as you commence the dip, you slouch forward and shift your weight to the front, thus throwing the bar significantly forward.

Try to keep everything tight (tight back, big chest) and maintain the weight towards your heels as you dip and drive.

Good luck!

Excellent, thanks for the tips Yuen!