Push/Squat jerk ftw. Very few people can do it. Feel lucky that you can and have worked for it. It’s much more efficient, especially for taller athletes. You don’t have to take a long time to split the legs, you’re in position when you rack the clean.
The “downsides” are you need much better balance and strength in the hole. Which is why I feel all athletes that can should push and squat jerk regularly, as the strength carryover is huge. Personally, I can push jerk at least 30-40 kg more than I can squat jerk. Although as you get stronger through more close-grip overhead squats, this gap should close.
What’s the ultimate balance exercise in weightlifting? Squat jerks.
What’s the ultimate full-body strength/flexibility building exercise? Close-grip overhead squats.
Also, your hip strength will develop more equally, as you are on a perfectly-parallel plane.[/quote]
Today i decided that i’m going to train the push jerk and use it in competition. As I feel that it relies on my glutes/posterior chain more, which is my strongest body part. Also it looks cool, somehow it will make you lift with “style”.
And maybe it’s just because i’m starting to like pyrros dimas as my inspiration. (not that i’m transforming into TYPE2B or something though…)
It’s Power Jerk. There is no push jerk.
What’s the ultimate full-body strength/flexibility building exercise? Snatch
It’s interesting to note a squat jerk is just like like a snatch, only with the hands really close.
And as far as naming goes, I like what an Australian commentator in the 2004 Olympics called it, the “jump jerk.” It seems the most accurate. As “power” and “push” are pretty arbitrary.