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fixationdarknes
05-05-2010, 06:38 PM
When jerking the barbell overhead, your wrists are starting from the bent (front-squat) position, right? How do you safely and confidently begin your jerk when all you have on the bar is basically your finger tips? I mean it has to end up being held within your closed palm, I just don't see how that happens.

How do your wrists go from this

http://i.ytimg.com/vi/V9_lyzFya68/0.jpg

to this?

http://www.881234567.com/pic2008/dimas1Small.jpg

Do you have to roll the bar forward so that it kind of enters the palm of your hand or something?

Fuzzy
05-10-2010, 07:40 AM
Um... you just do it I guess?

You need to keep in mind you are driving the bar hard and the movement is happening very fast. I don't know how, but I go from finger tips to a full grip without ever thinking about it. The beauty of Olympic lifting is sometimes your body just does **** and fixes itself.

Olympic lifting is also very much about intent. If you fill up your gut and chest, drive hard and snap your foot hard chances are you will come out in the right position.

Good luck!

gopostal42
05-10-2010, 11:45 AM
When jerking the barbell overhead, your wrists are starting from the bent (front-squat) position, right? How do you safely and confidently begin your jerk when all you have on the bar is basically your finger tips? I mean it has to end up being held within your closed palm, I just don't see how that happens.

How do your wrists go from this

http://i.ytimg.com/vi/V9_lyzFya68/0.jpg

to this?

http://www.881234567.com/pic2008/dimas1Small.jpg

Do you have to roll the bar forward so that it kind of enters the palm of your hand or something?


well your arms don't initiate the force in the beginning of the jerk. your legs initiate it and transfer the energy to your shoulders which is where the actual push comes from, not your arms. your arms are just used to push yourself under the bar and not push the bar over you. the initial movement off your shoulders gives enough room for your hands to get under the bar. thats why people talk about catching the weight in weight lifting.

Ryano
05-10-2010, 02:12 PM
Hahhaaaa. When I read the title, I thought this was another thread about Joe Average training. My bad.LOL

Mercuryblade
05-10-2010, 02:43 PM
I thought this thread was going to be about men who aren't friendly.