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Clean to Jerk transition

alexandriagrace
Mon, 05 Jun 2017 17:08:22 GMT

Wes, any tips for the transition and grip change between clean and split jerk? I've been training the two movements separately for a while and have tried combining them but I can't seem to get the "bounce" to feel fluid and comfortable like y'all make it. Hearing you walk through that process as you experience and any tips for form would be really wonderful!

Wes Kitts
Mon, 12 Jun 2017 03:15:03 GMT

The trick is coming up out of your front squat and giving the bar just enough momentum to regret it and then catch it on soft knees with a really tight core. Ideally you don't have to change your hand position too much, just getting a full grip on the barbell. Maybe just practice this in the front squat. Get a very relaxed grip, squat down, drive up, and try to regrip. A little practice should get this skill feeling routine. Like anything, practice makes perfect!