How to Split Jerk with Mark Rippetoe

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Mark Rippetoe teaches the split jerk at Wichita Falls Athletic Club.





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I’ve been hoping to see a newer jerk tutorial from Mark. I think these strategies will expedite the process of getting my athletes to jerk and push press more effectively. Thanks!

Author — Ethan LaManna

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Brilliant teaching that mate. Thank you very much for the upload. 30 years I’ve been into health and fitness and this is something new for me to give a go. Wasted many years messing about

Author — Keegan

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Thank you for sharing..Really helps a lot to learn...please keep making such instructional videos..

Author — Mithun Jain

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That young man is a beast.... someday I hope my son has dedication like him. 👌🏼

Author — Ryan Z

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we need a dumbbell heavy snatch video... for those of us with shoulder issues from car accidents or other falls.... I have never injured myself in the gym! 

I got doctors telling me I need shoulder surgery, with no guarantees that I will NOT end up worst than I am now... but I can press standing against the inside of the rack "scraping the paint" so it is not a strength issue but a stability issue with the deltoids (I assume).

And so when I do my olympic C&J, the issue is stability from the floor and catch at the shoulders... I guess is the straight bar and that stop midway; because when I do the DB snatch which goes all the way to the top, I can do it fine with 110 pounds starting from in between my feet. 
I just want a video to confirm some issues with my technique.

Author — GGR TheMostGodless

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I like Rip a lot, even when I disagree wit him (not in this video) but he doesn't have a lot of word salads like his counterparts in other offshoots from his starting strength programs, he is straight to the point and doesn't seem to give a shit about being liked which is great for a coach, the other guys seem to want to convince you with niceness, and "getting you onboard" with what they say.

Author — GGR TheMostGodless

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Rippetoe is trying to reverse engineer what ELITE lifters do and apply it to NON-ELITE lifters. It is true that elite lifters, particularly in the heavier weight classes, can use the oscillation or "whip" of the bar to help propel the bar upwards. But they are jerking upwards of 200 kgs. Unless you have a super whippy bar, anything below 180 kgs (around 400 lbs.) will not produce enough oscillation to propel the bar upward. Mere mortals, such as masters lifters like myself, need to dip and drive.

Author — Mike Sasin

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I imagine it would be good to alternate the forward leg. The question then becomes how to vary that during a workout (and there could be multiple ways to handle the variation, of course). I wonder if it would be better to switch between sets - so on a 5x5, do the first set with the left leg going forward, and the second set with the right, but from what I interpret, from what I've understood, watching a number of SS related videos, I get the impression that it might be better to do all 5 for that week on the same forward leg (assuming a weekly progression for this variation), and then do the following week with the other leg forward. I have ordered SS 3rd ed. and Practical Programming 3rd ed., and I hope to have them by next week. if the answer is in either, I guess I'll know soon enough. Maybe I should just join the forum and comment there instead of here...

Author — Antonio Bonomo

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Love the comment about the LOL Being a master athlete myself

Author — Gym Needham

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How do you decide which foot goes forward?

Author — Ash

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Why is a push-out illegal in a jerk competition? Surely all that matters is that you manage to lock out your elbows at the top?

Author — Tadgh Smith