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#GetTechnical // Stacking Your Body in the Split Jerk for Olympic Weightlifting

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  “Stacking your joints” is a phrase that has been used to describe stability. Visually, we are basically playing connect the dots with the dots being our major joints: The the wrists/hands, the shoulders, and the hips. A closely related and relevant joint would be the back knee in a split jerk. In […]

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#GetTechnical // Landing with a Locked Leg in Olympic Weightlifting

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Let’s talk about the landing in the Split Jerk: Learning to balance your weight distribution in the split can be a challenging task. Each lifter will have their own “style” of landing depending on their bodies, but there are always a few key points that we should shoot for when […]

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#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 […]

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#GetTechnical // Proper Tempo in the Dip and Drive for Olympic Weightlifting

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The split jerk is arguably the most complicated of the three lifts although it moves the barbell shortest overall distance. In the same vein as our previous articles about the start position of the snatch and clean, the end of the lift hinges on the way we start it. In […]

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#GetTecnical // A Proper Stance for the Split Jerk in Olympic Weightlifting

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Just as we discussed the start position of the clean or snatch, a proper start position also applies to the split jerk. Granted the barbell is in a different resting point, but it is also dependent on a proper initiation of the lift. Before initiating the jerk, athletes should: Stand […]

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Preparing For Your First National Meet

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Qualifying for a National Meet Through out the year, weightlifting clubs or gyms will host local weightlifting meets in every state in the nation. If the competition is sanctioned through USA Weightlifting, the lifters will have the opportunity to qualify for Youth (age >11 to 17), Junior (18-20), Senior (21-34), […]