#GetTechnical // Jerk with your Knee in Olympic Weightlifting

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Position is power in the Snatch and Clean, but let’s talk about the jerk! A proper landing will ensure both stability and consistency.

When landing in the split jerk, we need to make sure:

✅Front shin is vertical
✅Back foot is up on the ball of the foot
✅Back knee is bent and *relatively* underneath the hip

Landing with a straight back leg can lead to:

🚫Pushing forward or chasing the lift
🚫Not physically dropping under the barbell
🚫Increased stress on the lower back