The Jerk

Mastering the Jerk

Online Course

Includes all course content in digital format

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The Jerk is the often forgotten relative in the Weightlifting family. Like the Snatch and Clean, the Jerk also requires time, attention, and practice. This mini-course was developed to enhance and refine the technique of the Jerk. Using a combination of lecture-based and practical videos you will learn how to effectively progress and coach yourself or others through performing the Jerk. This course also includes live coaching portions allowing you to watch and learn from the Eleiko staff as they coach lifters. Whether you are a coach, athlete, fitness enthusiast, or someone developing a new interest in weightlifting, this course will benefit your strength training journey.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand and master the position of the jerk
  • Realize what compensations can reduce performance
  • Separate the jerk into smaller actions, making the entire lift more manageable
  • Learn a systematic and repeatable process for instructing the jerk
  • Utilize multiple drills to refine jerk technique

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Mastering the Jerk

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About Eleiko Education

Eleiko raises the bar for education delivering an array of programs effectively combining in-depth written course content with a hands-on emphasis on lifting proficiency, program development, and becoming a better coach. The Eleiko Learning System has combined a comprehensive learning design along with instructional design to deliver the most engaging learner-centric experience available for Olympic lifting, powerlifting and functional strength training. The curriculum is competency-based such that the participants can implement the skills and knowledge immediately to increase success of their athletes, members & themselves.