Want to improve your Jerk Lockout Position? Try this variation of our “Go Your Body Forward” mobility drill, with a focus on fixing your jerk — In today’s episode of Weightlifting Academy!
The main idea is to keep your core tight, get a healthy extension in the t-spine (not the lower back!), and use your upper-back muscles and shoulders to lift your arms up… thereby moving your body forward.
I think more people struggle with t-spine extension than suffer from a lack of shoulder flexibility. If you get that t-spine to be mobile, and make your upper back strong, you’ll likely start to feel less pain in the shoulders as you do the jerk and snatch lockouts. Not to mention, you’ll be taking pressure off of the lower back, which many beginners feel when they do jerks.
- The latest issue of our Weekly Journal came out yesterday! We’re doing a series on how to make your transitions from the 2nd pull into the 3rd pull and finally into the catch smoother and more efficient.
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