Technical Excellence Course

VIDEO #11 Power Jerks

​Power Jerks are commonly used by weightlifters to focus on dipping and driving straight. They are also included in to lifters training programs for variety and widely used in CrossFit because they are generally quicker to perform and conserve more energy when performing multiple reps for time.The dip and drive should be the same as a split jerk, the only difference is the receiving position. Feet jump out to the side rather than forwards and back.If you’ve ever clocked your chin or nose when performing a split or power jerk, the reason is simply because you are pushing with your arms. Allow the legs to drive and all the arms do is catch overhead and you’ll be fine!