Get under the bar! Many of you have a solid grasp of the push press, but it’s that extra bit of coordination, pulling yourself down once you’ve accelerated the bar up, that will really let you put up big numbers in the jerk. There’s a lot going on in the jerk. You need to keep your elbows up, knees out, and maintain a vertical torso throughout the dip and drive, but if you don’t have sound, quick footwork, and the willingness to drop under the weight, you’ll just be doing very heavy push presses. Use coordination, balance, agility, speed, strength, power, and most importantly your legs to put the maximum weight overhead Thursday.
March 24, 2011
Strength: Jerk 3-3-2-2-1-1-1-1
100 Kettlebell swings, 24kg
*Begin the workout with 5 burpees, perform 5 burpees every minute on the minute until the kettlebell swings are complete.
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