[quote]Chris Colucci wrote:
RebornTN wrote:He then went on to say how I should start off doing dead-lifts to gain some more overall muscle mass before I do clean and jerk’s as there would be less risk of injury.
I wouldn’t necessarily say there’s less risk of injury if you start with deadlifts, but deadlifts are absolutely fundamental to any strength training progress. It’s like the alphabet; you’ve got to learn it before you can learn how to use punctuation, but both are important in the long run.
So deadlift first, clean and/or jerk later (tackle them individually first), and you’ll be fine.
Just wondering if anyone else had some input on this, and whether anyone knows of an instructional video for proper technique of deadlifts/clean and jerks (I’ve searched around youtube/google, but since I don’t know what I’m looking for, I would be taking their “proper form” on faith)
Charles Staley-approved clean and jerks: (the first video is Staley himself)
That should give you a general idea of it. It’s really two distinct exercises that should be addressed separately first. The clean and jerk (as one smooth unit) is one of the most challenging things you can do in the weight room.
Staley deadlifting: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pbJAndgHb0
Christian Thibaudeau also, um, dissected a bunch of deadlift variations in his article "Dissecting the Deadlift: http://www.T-Nation.com/article/bodybuilding/dissecting_the_deadlift [/quote]
Thanks for the video’s, now I have something to base off of at least.