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erik-the-red
07-22-2006, 02:01 PM
I can clean 100 pounds, but the most I can jerk is 65.

What should I do to decrease the gap between my jerk and my clean?

Skinny_DiezeL
07-22-2006, 02:36 PM
ok, i cant really think of any other way to put this, but um. do more sets of jerks? wont doing more lifts increase the amount of weight you can lift?

laxguy1028
07-22-2006, 03:00 PM
Do more overhead lifts jerks,push presses, military presses. The more you have the bar over your head the better

Dinosaur
07-22-2006, 03:14 PM
Do more strict presses and jerks. You usually will almost always be cleaning more than you can press though unless you specialize more in pressing than cleaning.

TommyBoy
07-22-2006, 08:23 PM
Just keep jerking it man!

khari
07-22-2006, 11:55 PM
Disparity between the clean and the jerk is usually technique. Keep practicing. Find someone who fully understands what a proper jerk looks like and have them watch and critique your technique.

Dinosaur
07-23-2006, 12:37 AM
Still, even if you have bad technique you can use brute strength to muscle up a jerk. If you have good technique but are weak though, no amount of technique work will get you stronger.