I’m not saying he has to split jerk it, but a power jerk? Other than Glen Ross Or Big Z, I cannot think of a top heavy weight that does not have leg drive/double knee bend, power jerk etc. Here is another example of Felix
I’m sorry? I can think of 3 competitors that ever used a double knee bend. A few years ago Jesse started doing a push jerk and people thought he was weird. All the others use a strict press or a push press.
Lifters that push press or strict press, this was from random searching:
Poundstone http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOEggOiPPjc 4:30
Tom McClure http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQTMNNQ9ZZM
Just google Log press and you’ll see that most competitors do a push press, and some, a few will have a slight rebend, but even those guys still have a press out. Mark Felix uses just as much leg drive as any other top HW strongman, and if you’re so sure “somethings missing” then why aren’t you his coach?
He already has a coach far better than me, and he obviously can’t learn how to do it. I think it’s odd. Mark is not as strong in the press as Zydrunas or other top guys.
Who puts the most overhead in any sport? Oly lifters. Why not look at those methods and apply them?
For every video you posted, I’m pretty sure I can find one of them using some sort of jerk as well. I know Poundstone lifts in that fashion because it is so much quicker when doing reps. Same goes for Travis. McClue, Kaz and Big Z are all exeptions to the rule in my book, pressing freaks.
Again, I’m not trying to knock Mark, I like the guy. But, I’ll go back to watching him do this lift and it’s ugly, it could be so much better! Maybe he is not athletic enough?
As far as Kristal is concerned, that’s interesting to hear if that’s what truly happened. Either way, I happen to like the guy and the way he lifts. Seems odd to me that so many top strongmen are good and train with oly movements…