The Split Jerk. This is Part 3 of 3 on the split jerk series. Here I discuss the top 3 common faults I see with the split jerk and how to fix them.Read More
The split jerk. This is Part 2 of 3 on the split jerk series. Once you’ve figured out where your dip and split position should be, it’s time to actually do the split jerk. Here are three things that I find most helpful when teaching or improving split jerks.Read More
The split jerk. The simplest of the Olympic weightlifting lifts, but probably equally if not more technical than the snatch. This is the start of a 3 part series on the split jerk. If you want to learn or improve your split jerk, be sure to follow this series! In this first part, I am going to talk about the dip and the split position.Read More
Are you doing enough pulls in your training?
Find out how performing more pulls can benefit your weightlifting.Read More
Are you struggling with a strong catch in your snatch or clean?
Find out how to fix it!Read More
The third pull is the last segment of a lift to get the bar overhead in the snatch or to the shoulders for the clean. At maximal weights, this can be the limiting factor.
Let’s go into what you can do to improve your third pull.
I wrote a book! The book is titled 100 Days of Technique: A Simple Guide to Olympic Weightlifting. Our anticipated book launch is mid-May, which is one month away! So in honor of the upcoming book, I want to share with you the top 5 most popular posts from last years #100daysoftechnique.Read More
The second pull refers to the segment of the lift from the knees to hips. This the most explosive phase of the snatch and clean. This is where you will recruit as much power from your leg muscles as possible to drive the bar upwards into the third pull.
I want to share with you how I teach the second pull. This is not the right way, and it is certainly not the only way. This is simply how I teach.