Teaching the Jerk

How to Teach the Jerk When looking to teach the Olympic Lifts, working in a reverse chain methodology to me makes the most sense. By this I mean you work in reverse order, for example when teaching The Clean, you first want to teach people the Rack position, then the Front Squat, then the Hang … Read more Teaching the Jerk

Jerk Variation: The Power Jerk

The Power Jerk The Power Jerk is a fundamental variation of the jerk and one that should be taught to an athlete once they’re is familiar with the dip and drive motion they’ve learned in the push press. The dip and drive is a core mechanic of the power jerk, as it accelerates the barbell … Read more Jerk Variation: The Power Jerk

The Weightlifting Technique Triad – Time to Fixation

Time to Fixation If you haven’t heard of the concept ‘time to fixation,’ but you have been practicing your Olympic Weightlifting, then the chances are you will have been improving it one way or another. Time to fixation simply means the time it takes for the athlete to get under the bar in both the … Read more The Weightlifting Technique Triad – Time to Fixation