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Old 04-17-2007, 03:14 PM   #1
Franklin Shogie
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i did the push jerk today for the first time.

I studied the video of the lady doing the exercise many times.

When I attempted to copy how the lady did it in the video, the bar "magically" seemed to snap overhead without any effort on my part. I had to press maybe the top 3 inches of the movement.

I focused on jumping up with the bar in the shoulder rack position.

Without video I know it is hard to critique form/movements but my question is, should the bar snap overhead?
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Old 04-17-2007, 03:46 PM   #2
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Yes, the bar should go from the racked position directly to the locked overhead position with no "pressing" movement.
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Old 04-17-2007, 03:52 PM   #3
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Thanks Veronica, :biggrinthumb:

it seemed weird that the exercise really didn't seem to require the effort I thought it would. the bar with weight flew overhead with no effort on my part other than the initial jump that I made.

the hard part was lowering the weight down for the next rep.
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Old 04-18-2007, 06:49 AM   #4
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In the video the girls seemed to emphasize the 3 inch jump when doing this move.

Was this an exaggeration of the proper move or should the feet leave the ground like this each push?



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