#GetTechnical // Correcting the Landing in the Split Jerk

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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!