Working the Jerk

My max jerk is some 12.5kg under my max clean. This morning, after warming up with press/push press/jerk from split,  we hit a max clean & jerk. Then this afternoon we had a complex of clean & jerk, jerk at 75% of the max C&J from this morning. The press/push press/jerk from split comes from California Strength – here’s a video of Coach Pendlay and Donny Shankle talking through it’s benefits.

 

 

Using this drill seems to really help me get my footwork down. Since being able to jerk again (after chronic shoulder impingement), I haven’t hit anything more than 120kg. That changed today. The jerk felt fast and solid, and I finished up at 127.5kg – just 2.5kg under my PB.

I gave 132.5kg a shot…as per usual the clean was comfortable; the jerk felt like I’d added  20kg not 5kg!

Just as  a side note:

Yesterday I contracted another case of Prowler Flu with a colleague, and good friend of mine – Jon ‘The Oak’ Pamment. Jon is competing in the Open this year, and stands a good chance of making it to Regionals.

Partner WOD

3 rounds for time:

Partner A completes 100m fireman’s carry (50m turnaround)

Partner B completes 100m prowler push, 60kg (50m low handle, 50m high handles)

Partner A completes 100m prowler push, 60kg (50m low handle, 50m high handles)

Partner B completes 100m fireman’s carry (50m turnaround)

24:01

KEEP EVOLVING

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