Today's workout is all about technique. Most folks have little trouble with the shoulder press, they feel confident with the push press, and then everything falls apart with the jerk. The jerk requires speed and the mental toughness to convince yourself to get under a heavy bar. Everyone can and should be able to jerk more than they push press. It's a matter of timing. You MUST get back under the bar.
The fellas at Barbell Shrugged have a terrific three-part video series on learning the jerk. Take some time to watch it before class today and get psyched to lift some heavy weight overhead!
Watch Part 2 - The Dip & Drive here.
Watch Part 3 - The Catch & Recovery here.
True Spirit Press Total
1 RM Press (strict)
1 RM Push Press
1 RM Jerk (push or split)
Use the heaviest weight you lifted to begin the next lift. For example, if the heaviest weight you pressed is 85#, you will start your push press attempts at no less than 85#. If your heaviest push press is 155# you will start your jerks at no less than 155#.
If you fail an attempt, you may try three times to make that weight, but you can not go back down in weight.
We are working upper body strength, coordination, balance, power, and mental toughness. Good luck!
The Press counts toward your BTWB Power Lifts Fitness Level and the Jerk counts toward your BTWB Olympic Lifts Fitness Level. Everyone today can do this workout as prescribed as long as your attempts are with a barbell.
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