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Topic: Full-squat jerk (Read 905 times)
Sep 29, 2006, 03:09 PM »
Hi there. I'm still very new to olympic lifting so I feel that a shift in technique would go along relatively smoothly. I'm considering moving away from the traditional split jerk to a full-squat jerk like the one Zhang Guozheng's using. I'm just plain terrible in any unilateral movement and I can't go deep in the split jerk to save my life, the OH-squat on the other hand, I've managed quite well for a beginner. I can OH-squat my best split jerk for a 3 or 4 rock bottom (with a clean grip).
Am I selling myself short by abandoning the split jerk so soon or is the full-squat jerk just as "good"? If I do choose to use the squat jerk, is there anything I need to think about? Any pointers on technique? I should mention that IÃ¤ve never had any problems with flexibility what so ever, so the OH-squat in itself feels effortless.
Thanks in advance
Split vs. Squat Jerk
Reply #1 on:
Sep 29, 2006, 03:47 PM »
You have a lot less room for error in the squat jerk than the split jerk. Why don't you just continue split jerking the form comes with the time. Try doing some presses from the split position.
Reply #2 on:
Sep 29, 2006, 10:42 PM »
to me the squat jerk seems better if done correctly. watching kendrick farris at the ao's and jr nats. he seems to lose it infront of him alot. even tho recent videos show he has adjusted to a completely unique technique.
also, the fact that you can squat jerk more than split jerk could come from pure inexperience. take that into consideration.
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Reply #3 on:
Sep 30, 2006, 03:55 PM »
OK, thanks for the advice. I think I'll just keep practicing both and we'll see in a while which one falls in my favour.
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