I really want to incorporate some sort of Olympic lift into my routine and tried the clean and jerk. Fucking hell I made an utter tit of myself as I threw up the weight got the coordination all wrong and ended up flat on my back. LOL. I had decided not to lift too heavy so there wasnt much weight on top of me but still the fits of laughter at the gym will haunt me for a while ( cruel bastards ).
Anyway how on earth did you guys who have mastered this lift do it? Is it just perseverance? ( Can you imagine the queues at the gym next time I attempt it? The pressure to do it right next time will probably be overwhelming ). Or is there a kind of breakdown strategy where you practice parts of the lift independently and then bring these elements together when you grow in confidence?
I somehow suspect that lack of wrist flexibility played quite apart in it as I felt as though I was supporting the bar on my arms and not the upper part of my chest and collar.