The landing is crucial to the split jerk. As lifters, we need a solid foundation and base of support in order to get those heavy weights overhead.
When working on footwork for the split jerk, make sure to:
- Set your feet in “jumping” or “pulling” stance
- Dip and drive from the heels of the feet
- Land in the split in the same WIDTH as your “jumping” stance
A common error with the split jerk is stepping too far into the center line which decreases the lifter’s area of base. The more narrow the feet land, the higher the potential for an unstable landing!