Norik Vardanian made a Hawaiian vacation and visited Jim Moser’s gym. 221kg Push Jerk from Monday night.
Meanwhile in the Ukraine … Here is Artem Udachyn, who did 200kg/243kg at 168kg bodyweight in the Ukrainian Cup this weekend, with a huge 270kg Jerk.
Meanwhile in Finland Malaysia … Some speedy high rep Jerk sets from Teemu Roininen. He works up to a set up 8 reps at 160kg. Teemu told me that he does that mainly for upper body strength. I do some other strength movements too for upper body, but mostly jerks. Have you guys tried doing something […]
A new video from Sargis Martirosyan (read about him here). Here he does a Front Squat + Jerk combination with 230kg. Thanks to Phil for submitting.
Meanwhile in Russia … Aleksey Yufkin, who competed in the 85kg, does a 225kg Jerk. Here is a 215kg Clean & Jerk from 2011.
Meanwhile in China … Once again the saying Somewhere in China there is a little girl warming up with your max. turns out to be accurate. 200kg! Update: reddit comment by olympic_lifter: They’re probably not focused on the power portion of it, just building the strength to stay tight. It’s also a relatively low-fatigue exercise, […]
Chad Vaughn wrote an article on the Split Jerk. From stance, grip width, jerk dip, shoulder-hip alignment to jerk foot position he covers pretty much everything. As for the dip, I cannot remember ever working with anyone whose dip I have not reduced in depth. Download: link to PDF (right click + ‘save as’) Preview: […]
Turns out I am not the only one with super poor ankle flexibility. Look at the heels in this photo below of Su Dajin. Thanks to Kari Kinnunen a.k.a. Wonderlifter for letting me post it here. That looks like it’s about the same heel elevation I need at the moment (I squat with oly shoes + […]
Mike Burgener fixes some split jerk problems. If you lose the bar in front, make sure you step through and under the bar, not letting your back foot travel too far backward. More on Jerk Foot Position here.