One of our three Olympic Lifts, the Jerk is the most efficient way to get a weight from our shoulders to over our head. There are two types of Jerks: Push Jerk (above) and Split Jerk . Make sure you read the scaling and saftey tips below!
Safety Tip: If you do not have a quality overhead position, be careful performing high volume reps or weight of this movement. An easy test is to perform Wall Extensions: if you struggle to keep your hands in contact with the wall, you are a prime candidate for scaling this movements. Read below for scaling and mobility suggestions.
First and foremost, use lighter weight and work on finding better position
For some, the Split Jerk allows for that extra few inches to receive the bar in a quality position