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Old 06-01-2007, 11:30 AM   #12
Derek Simonds
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Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Deland, FL
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I put into practice the keys that Greg posted and I felt a ton more stable. What was the most interesting to me was that I have been doing a push jerk instead of a split jerk this entire time. Switching to the split jerk was easier than I would have imagined.

I am going to shoot some video this weekend and I will post.

Last question I have really long arms and I am struggling with how far apart to place my hands. I have played with several positions my pull and squat feel better the closer my hands are and my jerk feels better the further apart my hands are. Should I just split the distance and go with a middle position? Right now I put my open hand on the bar so that the knurling starts directly under each thumbnail. That means my hands are about 2 inches in from the knurling.
What we think, or what we know, or what we believe, is in the end, of little consequence. The only thing of consequence is what we do. -John Ruskin
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