Issues with instability overhead and press outs? It might now be your overhead strength/position. ..................
Make sure your base is as large as possible while in a stable split position. ..................
When your feet are close/narrow it is like trying to hold heavy weight overhead on a balance beam. You’re also going to have less support under your shoulders which can cause soft catch positions. ..................
Work to widen your stance in the jerk. A good starting point is to try to land at least as wide as your squat stance and then adjust from there. You can also play around with your stance by using jerk recoveries and see what feels stable. ..................
Share this with someone who tight ropes their jerk!! #BlueWaveWeightlifting#enduraLAB#weightlifting#usaw
Shoutout to @brunelwl for hyping me into a max-out on the first day of a new programme 😂 #peerpressure (C&J 92kg)
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Workout of the day, Aug 20, 2019:
4 rounds for time
10 clean and jerks
Men use 135#
Women use 95# •
Way to go Noooonerz on bringing the heat today! This workout was simple, not easy. The warm up included an EMOM of clean and jerks to practice and improve the movement before going fast. #crossfit#run#cleanandjerk#fitness
Working with Zeek on some Jerk technique as he has a tendency to engage his arms early, trying to press the bar up in the Jerk.
Instead I wanted him to focus on allowing his legs in the dip to drive the bar up keeping his arms and hands more relaxed, then attacking the window of time with his footwork split to punch his body down into position. Using a PVC pipe as a guide right around eye level as an indicator of his movement. His first Jerk you can see he was pressing the bar up more than using the bar to push his body down into position. The second Jerk is more of what we’re looking for with proper drive with the legs, engaging his arms at the proper time to punch his body down into position with speed and stability.