The jerk is a seemingly simple movement: Move weight from your shoulder to above your head. However, as any seasoned weightlifter or ter will tell you it is an incredibly complex movement. One of the biggest inefficiencies I see in the jerk stems from a lack of body awareness and tension during the dip-drive phase of the movement. Time and time again, the athlete drops the elbows causing the bar to shift forward. This usually results in the bar being pushed out in front of the athlete’s center of mass, making it that much harder to hit a successful lift.
In this Sunday’s Movement Improvement class we tackled that pesky dip-drive.
Check out how a simple PVC pipe and a friend might be just the thing you need to use to fix your dip-drive woes! As always, email [email protected] with any questions!