CrossFit – Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

Short-Stepping The Split Jerk – How To Fix It

If you short-step your heavier jerks, your footwork may not be the problem. The issue is often a lack of time and space to move your feet into the full split position because of an inadequate upward drive on the bar and/or poor timing.

Sometimes this is the result of believing you must only move down with the arms. Instead, focus on trying to continue elevating the bar with the push of the arms—the body will be forced down as needed with this effort as the feet move into the split because the absence of resistance, and more of the bar’s upward momentum will be preserved for more total bar elevation.

Additional Reading:

The Oldest Test of Strength: How to Get Started with Atlas Stones