#GetTechnical // Knee Positioning in the Split Jerk for Olympic Weightlifting

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We have done a few segments in the proper foot and split positioning from the extreme side view of the lift, but let’s change perspective to a front view.

In this instance with one of our Remote Athletes, we have a little bit of inward tracking on the front knee. Ideally, in the landing of the split jerk, we look for:

✅Front foot pointed straight or *slightly* inward
✅Front knee directly over the ankle
✅Weight towards the front heel

If a lifter misplaces the front leg, it could cause:

🚫Landing pigeon-toed
🚫Front shin out of alignment
🚫Too much weight on the front foot