Whether you’re an experienced weightlifter or a casual one, taking some time to review the basics is important.
For example, you may have done hundreds or even thousands of jerks (a.k.a. split jerks), but for how many of those jerks have you used the correct split recovery?
Knowing and maintaining good for when weightlifting can be tough, but, luckily, the world’s best trainers, like Greg Everett, have your back.
Watch Greg Everett’s tips for proper recovery from the split portion of the jerk:
Here’s a recap of Greg’s tips:
- Move your front foot first – Greg advises that you move your front foot first, which you’re probably a pro at by this stage of your weightlifting career. Move your front foot back one-third of the way; then bring your back foot forward the rest of the way, so that your feet meet.
- Move your body and the bar – Greg notes that you should move your body and the bar as well as your feet. Just before moving your back foot forward, push the bar up and back slightly. This move will ensure that you are standing squarely under the bar, not leaning forward, when your feet meet.
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