Why Lower Jerks to the Shoulders?
With the increased accessibility of jerk blocks these days, often lifters ask why they should lower jerks back to their shoulders? The most obvious answer is still: because not everyone has jerk blocks, and they still may need to do multiple-rep sets of the je... Continue reading
Fixing Back Hyperextension in the Split Jerk
In the split jerk, we’re looking for a solid trunk when we receive the bar—the spine neutral and everything braced forcefully. It’s common to instead see the lower back hyperextended, or abrupt hinging at the thoracolumbar junction. This is n... Continue reading
Your First Weightlifting Competition
One of the great things about weightlifting is the accessibility of competition, especially more recently—with essentially no barrier to entry for local meets, anyone of any age and ability can go compete.
However, this availability of weightlif... Continue reading
Exercise Selection for Technical Improvement
All right, buckle up and settle in because we’re going to go yard on this one. I’ve talked about this idea in the past, but not in great detail, and it’s an important concept, especially these days with all of us being bombarded by technical ... Continue reading
You Don’t Need Powerlifting to Get Strong for Weightlifting
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I’ve answered this question so many times over the years, I find it odd this article doesn’t already exist: Should I do powerlifting first to get strong for weightlifti... Continue reading