Weightlifting Techniques up Close – Jerk Behind Neck

Weightlifting Techniques up Close – Jerk Behind Neck

IntroductionIn this article, I’m going to examine the jerk from behind neck in terms of a strength building exercise, but also as a means of improving a poorly front jerk. There are two applications of this exercise. One; is the...
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Trouble-shooting Your Jerk – 5 Key Pointers

Trouble-shooting Your Jerk – 5 Key Pointers

Yes, we've covered the Jerk in a couple of articles before but this article will be slightly different from the usual technical tips. We are hoping, after reading this, you will be well on your well to finding out why you...
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3 Top Tips For The Perfect Jerk

3 Top Tips For The Perfect Jerk

The Jerk can be difficult to master. With slight variations to the technique meaning the difference of the bar being directly above your head (in the correct position) to you missing the lift completely (being maybe an inch or two out)....
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Top 3 Tips To Improve Your Clean

Top 3 Tips To Improve Your Clean

In this article we are sharing with you our three top tips to improve your Clean. Without further ado...1 - Stay Over The Bar From the onset of the Clean, your shoulders should be over the bar.​In the set position,...
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Which Leg Should You Put Forward On The Jerk?

Which Leg Should You Put Forward On The Jerk?

It is common among beginners to spend a bit of time wondering (and sometimes worrying) about which leg you should put forward when Jerking. Essentially it’s what feels most comfortable and any coach would recommend you trial both legs out. How...
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The Clean – The Key Movements

The Clean – The Key Movements

Here are the basic movements/ positions you need to be mastering in order to make your Clean as effective as possible. The key positions are; the first pull, the second pull and the receiving position. It's worth noting that this is...
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The Jerk – The Key Movements

The Jerk – The Key Movements

You must pause between the Clean and the Jerk as they are two separate lifts. But without further a do here are the basic movements you need to follow in order to improve your Jerk technique. Start of the JerkFollowing...
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How to Fix Bent Arms on the First pull

How to Fix Bent Arms on the First pull

Let's begin with why bent arms on the first pull are bad. The main reason is because it dampens the power output you can get from your hip drive.What can you do?Turn your elbows outwards – when you grab the bar...
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The Ideal Set Position – How To Start Right

The Ideal Set Position – How To Start Right

Over the years lifting and coaching I've seen many athletes with all sorts of feet positions, back angles and knee bends. But, what is the ideal set position to start the lift?Well in weightlifting the ideal set position can be...
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