Olympic Weightlifting: The Dip and Split of the Jerk

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.

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Olympic Weightlifting: The Second Pull

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.

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