There are a few things we know for sure about Annie Thorisdottir. She’s got incredible upper body strength, she’s a pro at walking on her hands, and she never hesitates to attack her weaknesses head-on. Thorisdottir has more than proven herself on the platform, and over and over again, she’s demonstrated that you can be a professional athlete as well as a highly competitive Olympic weightlifter. Even the best of the best have to work on their technique, though, and this Dottir is no exception.
One common tendency athletes have in the split jerk is to catch the bar slightly out in front of them. While this is something you might be able to get away with at lighter weights, as the number climbs, it could be the difference between a missed lift and a PR. Thorisdottir has noticed this in herself and found a good drill out of the blocks to correct and practice it.
I have not done a lot of these but it’s turning out to be Very helpful! I tend to catch my jerk a little in the front and I find that doing the jerk behind the neck forces me to catch the bar straight over head and helps me get more comfortable in that position. Give it a try! ?????? @thetrainingplan
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