I've asked a similar question on the injury board but wanted to ask here...
I might need to squat rather than split jerk (injury reasons).
I can't widen my grip very much in the rack position because I get a case of disappearing delts and can no longer support the bar.
I've been doing a LOT of shoulder dislocates. Totally comfortable with losing the weight behind in a snatch grip (don't even feel a stretch with my arms that wide for dislocates).
A little concerned about my ability to safely lose the weight behind with a missed squat-jerk because of the clean grip, though.
So I've been working hard on bringing my grip in on the dislocates. I get to that point where people feel the stretch... And I can basically eliminate that stretch feeling by rotating my arm outwards in the socket to finish the movement. It isn't popping out of the socket or anything like that. But rotating it totally eliminates any muscle stretch feeling.
My question is basically whether that sounds like an okay thing to do (so I should work on speeding up the disloates so I get my arm rotating naturally like that so I will naturally do that in order to follow the bar back if needed so it can clear my wrists to be dumped). Or if it sounds like that is asking for shoulder instability problems and so I should work on getting the range of motion without rotating my arm.
I really hope that made sense.
With jerks generally, I guess... Is it like cleaning and snatching in the sense that there is a natural bottom position for the movement and you want to aim to hit that bottom position every single rep. Or... Is it less like that... And more like 'only go as low as you need to go' kind of a thing.
I'm thinking about squat jerks in particular. But have been noticing people can surely lunge deeper than the bottom position of their split jerks. So maybe that isn't the aim after all.
So I guess... Whether I need to work on a tight overhead squat bottom position with a clean grip, or whether I don't need to get that low.