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Old 03-16-2006, 07:37 PM   #1
Sean Manseau
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is it simply a matter of dropping into the split?
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Old 03-16-2006, 09:34 PM   #2
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Pretty much. A jerk compared to a push jerk is like a clean v. power clean. A push jerk is generally just dropping out a little on the catch. A squat jerk is a deep squat catch, a split jerk is a full split catch.

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Old 03-17-2006, 12:02 PM   #3
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I though the difference was the push.

I could be wrong but:

Jerk refers to the movement of the bar from rack (in standing position) to overhead. Getting from rack to overhead could be done in several ways depending on the weight:

Jerk: If the weight is light you could dip and jump and catch the bar with straight legs and straight arms.

Squat jerk (new term for me): catch with straight arms but some degree of knee bend. Stand up with straight arms and straight legs. Usually for heavier weights.

Push Jerk: catch with slightly bent arms and bent legs (usually) and PUSH to straighten arms and then stand up.

I think this is how it goes.
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Old 03-17-2006, 12:12 PM   #4
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Military press would be no help from legs at all.

Driving with the legs and then having straight legs on the catch would be a push press.

A jerk involves re-bending the legs on the catch, after the "dip-and-drive". Push jerk involves less of a drop for the catch, split jerk involves a typically deeper/lower bar position on the catch, with feet obviously split f/b. A squat jerk (seldom seen) involves a deeper/lower catch, with feet parallel. Like a closer grip OHS. Requires a ton of flexibility and balance.

Typically a jerk involves much less pressing of the arms (compared to a push press). In competition, any pressing out after the catch is a bad lift. The bar must be recieved with locked elbows, and then the legs are used to bring yourself back to standing, with the bar held overhead.
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