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How To Lower Jerks Without Dying





Lowering jerks or other lifts from overhead back to the shoulders or behind the neck is a skill that takes practice with the right technique.
 
Here it is.
 
First, reduce the bar height. Either bend the arms, bend the knees, or both.
 
Next, bring the shoulders UP toward the bar by popping up onto the toes, and straightening the knees if you bent them.
 
Guide the bar down to the shoulders with the arms, and absorb the weight by letting the heels return to the floor and bending the knees.
 
Always keep your trunk vertical and braced maximally.
 
Practice this with every rep, even when the weight is too light to actually require it—this is how you build the skill and confidence to handle the big weights.


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Meredith Stranges
September 18 2017
Very good explanation, and thanks for the "pop up on the toes" tip!