Go Back   Catalyst Athletics Forums > Training > Olympic Weightlifting

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-18-2010, 09:03 PM   #1
Steven Walczak
New Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 26
Default Rear knee bend on jerks

This is frustrating for me. Tons of times I attempt 90%+ jerks, I always miss because my rear knee isn't bending and then my arms give out, or I'll shift forward where my front knee goes over the toe and I miss it out front. However I practice with light weights all the time and usually have no trouble with this until I work up to heavier weights. Anything I can do to stop this?
Steven Walczak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2010, 09:11 PM   #2
Greg Everett
Administrator
 
Greg Everett's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 1,750
Default

how is your strength in deep lunging type movements? e.g., are you able to do heavy weighted lunges without a problem, or do you feel much weaker when compared to your comfort level with a squat?
__________________
Olympic Weightlifting: A Complete Guide for Athletes & Coaches

"Without a doubt the best book on the market about Olympic-style weightlifting." - Mike Burgener, USAW Senior International Coach

American Weightlifting: The Documentary
Catalyst Athletics
Performance Menu Journal
Greg Everett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2010, 09:17 PM   #3
Steven Walczak
New Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 26
Default

My overhead strength is weird. Right now I can jerk 170 lbs, and strict press 120 lbs.. but my lockout is very poor. It seems to be a struggle for me to get in the groove to lockout, I have to actively tell my body to push up (or under in the case of jerks). I actually haven't tried lunging with weights like bulgarian split squats, however on medium weight jerks I often hold myself in the split position for a good 3-4 seconds to drill deep position. This doesn't seem to be helping with heavier weights though. If it helps, I do work on a computer all day.. so is it possible this is a posture issue?
Steven Walczak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2010, 11:11 AM   #4
Greg Everett
Administrator
 
Greg Everett's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 1,750
Default

Maybe. Can you get a video of some heavy snatches up?

It may be that your back knee is straight as a consequence of your shifting forward on your dip/drive, rather than you shifting forward in the split being a consequence of a locked back knee. Can't say unless I see it.
__________________
Olympic Weightlifting: A Complete Guide for Athletes & Coaches

"Without a doubt the best book on the market about Olympic-style weightlifting." - Mike Burgener, USAW Senior International Coach

American Weightlifting: The Documentary
Catalyst Athletics
Performance Menu Journal
Greg Everett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2010, 04:08 PM   #5
Steven Walczak
New Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 26
Default

I'll try to get a video as soon as I can.

I think forward dip might be a problem I have. My behind the neck jerk is weaker than from the front. Plus when I jerk the bar often ends up a good bit behind my ears yet I never lost a jerk from behind. Any suggestions for forward dip trouble?
Steven Walczak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2010, 07:11 PM   #6
Steven Walczak
New Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 26
Default

I tried a shorter dip yesterday and told myself not to push the bar back so much on jerks and it seems to have helped a bit. Still having trouble with the back knee bend though, some jerks I caught I basically pushed up against the bar as hard as I could and my knee bent alittle, sometimes I forgot though and lost through weak arms. I guess I have to just remind myself to stay really tight each time
Steven Walczak is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump




All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:21 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9 Beta 3
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.