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Jerk Practice for 5/6/2016

Taking a break from our stregnth work this week, it will return next week with 2 new heavy movements that we haven’t seen for a while.  Today, we have some jerk practice.  The goal of this EMOM is to feel the need to use a jerk.  The jerk allows us to press the most weight over our head because we utilize a redip after the initial dip and drive.  This allows us to press ourselves below the barbell to “catch” the weight locked out overhead.  We then return our hips to full extension to complete the lift.

The first lift today, the push press, should be heavy.  It should force the athlete to need a push jerk for the second lift.  In other words, it should force the athlete to need to redip in order to lock out the second rep.  By the third rep, the athlete will split his/her feet in order to redip below the bar faster and with more stability.

CrossFit Alloy WOD for 4/6/2016:

Olympic Lifting Accessory Work:
EMOM 8 Min:
1 Push Press (90%)
1 Push Jerk
1 Split Jerk

MetCon:
For Time:
Building Run
100 DU
Building Run
25 Jump Over Boxes (24/20″”)
Building Run
100 DU
Building Run

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6:30pm – Olympic Lifting with Greene Barbell Club

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  • Avatar Crimlaw says:

    Scaling:

    Platinum: As written above.

    Steel:
    For Time:
    Building Run
    75 DU
    Building Run
    25 Jump Over Boxes (24/20″”)
    Building Run
    75 DU
    Building Run

    Brass:
    For Time:
    Building Run
    50 DU or 150 Single Unders
    Building Run
    20 Jump Over Boxes (24/20″”)
    Building Run
    50 DU or 150 Single Unders
    Building Run

    Bronze:
    For Time:
    Parking Lot Sprint
    100 Single Unders
    Parking Lot Sprint
    20 Jump Over Boxes (20/short box)
    Parking Lot Sprint
    100 Single Unders
    Parking Lot Sprint

  • Avatar Carol Persin says:

    So much cardio!