Strength: Behind the neck JERK

The jerk moves the barbell from the shoulders to a locked-arm position overhead in a single explosive movement. The barbell is driven off the shoulders with a violent dip-drive. In the split second that the upward drive of the hips and shoulders makes the barbell weightless, the athlete drives the body down with the arms until the bar is locked out solidly overhead. The finished position can be in a split position or in a squat position. In competition, the jerk is always paired with the clean, and the lifter must complete both together for a successful lift.

Read more here:
http://library.crossfit.com/free/pdf/57_07_Teaching_the_Jerk.pdf

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