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Old 06-18-2013, 01:14 PM   #11
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Elliott,

It says the video is unavailable.
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Old 06-18-2013, 01:16 PM   #12
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Does it say it's private? I'm able to see it in my browser and on my phone. Did you try refreshing the page?
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Old 06-19-2013, 06:59 AM   #13
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Any luck seeing it?
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Old 06-19-2013, 03:22 PM   #14
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Elliott,

Yes, I saw it. Thanks for posting it up.

I don't see anything too wrong. In general, you have the right motions and it seems like you're focusing on doing things correctly. If there's ONE thing I could suggest, it's staying back on your heels a little more. It looks like you're spring forward doing your drive up rather than going straight up. Focus on keeping that pressure point through the front of the heel cup for as long as you possibly can before you get onto your toes to finish the drive. Your 175-lb jerk was your best one, in my humble opinion. I would say that's a good "working weight" for you to use to beat mechanics in and still feel the need to execute each part of the jerk correctly.

Keep up the good work!

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Old 06-20-2013, 05:58 AM   #15
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Javier,

I used your drills last night, and I have to say they worked wonders. I wish my phone had not died because I would have been able to film them. I'm sure I could have noticed a few flaws if I could have seen the lifts, but every single jerk felt picture perfect. I was getting much lower by just driving under, I definitely had increased flexion of my back knee, and my front shin was vertical. I didn't even feel like I was pushing the bar up at all. They were all done after 3-position cleans. The working weight was 155, but it said to go up if you feel good, so I followed these sets up with a 170, which also felt great. Thanks for the drills! I'll definitely be implementing them from now on.

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Old 06-20-2013, 08:56 AM   #16
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Elliott,

I'm very glad they're working to make you more confident in your jerk. You have the bar in the right place overhead, it's just a matter of getting your footwork down. From the looks of the last training session, it looks like you're on track.

Keep on doing them -- the problem won't be fixed in a day or week, but with consistent focus on correcting your movement, you'll be good in "no time."

All the best,
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Old 06-20-2013, 10:06 AM   #17
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Oh I'm definitely going to keep working on it. I was just amazed at how much better it did get. I was really excited. Hopefully I'll be able to really try it out when doing my singles on Saturday.
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