View Full Version : What to do when the jerk is the bottleneck?

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?

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?

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

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.

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

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.

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.