However, if you master it it will increase your totals significantly.[/quote]
Forgive me for taking this with a grain of salt from a guy who’s best squat jerk is still lower than his best split jerk (as I read it from the big fella’s squat jerk thread, anyways).
[quote]The Ox Man wrote:
The side view of kendrick farris doing a squat jerk is insane. You see his whole body just fold up directly vertical. It’s no wonder it doesn’t seem to work as well for heavier guys![/quote]
I remember seeing a video a while back of a Russian 105 at a national (ie likely not drug tested) comp clean and squat jerk 237. I can’t remember exactly how deep he got in the squat, but I remember coming back up it was wobbly as hell haha. Can’t for the life of me remember his name, don’t think I’d heard of him before or since.[/quote]
Indeed. It’s like saying if you Master the Jerk you’ll have a huge total…Mastery of the Squat Jerk will not help your totals increase by much.
We can count on our hands the number of people that can Squat Jerk 140kg+. In fact I’ve only seen International lifters do more then that and then they are about 1/20 lifters if that, maybe 1/30 lifters on the International stage. Probably less then 1/30 International lifters that Squat Jerk in comp.
Yes it’s more efficient to Squat Jerk, but that doesn’t make it anymore viable for people to do it economically. It’s by far the most hard thing to do out of the 3 Jerk styles.
Your video looks good, but the hard thing is balance and recovering it off the bottom. It’s a total MOFO to do so properly! It’s not a lack of arm strength, it was just balance and leg strength.
Did someone say big guys can’t squat jerk? Ha! I’ll be posting videos to this thread soon!!![/quote]
Not on the International level they don’t. I think the biggest was the 85kg Chinese guy from the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000. That David Bejanyan guy is IMMENSE. He’s the biggest guy I’ve seen at 94kg class.
his technique reminds me of kakhiasvili [/quote]
That was the first thing I thought. Very little extension on to the toes, very fast under the bar, same sort of width and style as Kaka’s.
We can use this thread for Squat Jerkers to post up videos of themselves