The Push Jerk – A Foundational Movement

The push jerk adds a jump and dip landing to the push press.  It takes a lot of practice to get good at this movement and you should train with a dowel or bar every workout as a skill warmup. In time you will develop the technique awareness to start lifting reasonable weights overhead.  

According to CF, you can typically lift 30% more weight with the push press than with the shoulder press and 30% more with the push jerk than with the push press.

*Remember you will need to practice the jerk a ton if you want to take heavy weight overhead.

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