One of our three Olympic Lifts, the Jerk is the most efficient way to get a weight from our shoulders to over our head. Both types of Jerks are demoed in the video above, click on each of the following for explanations: Split Jerk and Push Jerk. Make sure you read the scaling and saftey tips below as well.
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