CrossFit – Tuesday, August 13th, 2019

Slow Lockout In Jerk Or Snatch?

If your elbow lockout overhead in the snatch or jerk tends to be slow and incomplete, consider your grip tension.

An excessively tight grip on the bar will limit the speed at which you can extend the elbow and make complete extension of the joint more difficult.

This is confusing to many new lifters because of the common recommendation to squeeze the bar hard when bench pressing or pressing. Remember that in these two lifts, the goal is to produce as much force as possible, and a tight grip will help.

Additional Reading:

Overhead Squat Exercise Guide