Monday, April 20, 2009

Shit. Now I gotta go for 200...

17 comments:

Bob Guere said...

Nice Jerk!

eric chandler said...

i check your blog regularly, but i must say why are you always just letting the weight slam on the ground. there is something to be gained by controlling heavy weights down to the floor.

Jason Struck, RKC said...

:)

Thanks for stopping in Eric. It's common in Olympic Weightlifting to drop weights from overhead, as the weights in question would often be great enough to either difficult or dangerous to 'lower'. Hence the rubber bumpers and rubber platform borders.

Anonymous said...

The WOD was "jerk" not "split jerk". You should work both, but when it calls for jerk, do a jerk, not a split jerk, you are only putting off working on weakness that way.

Jason Struck, RKC said...

I think what you are mostly likely referring to is what we often call the 'power jerk' or what only Greg Glassman calls the 'push jerk'.

When most Oly coaches refer to 'the jerk' they typically mean your competitive jerk style. For most this is the split jerk, but there are some who power and some who squat jerk. These variations are so rare that you'll notice that people will go out of their to specify when someone competes with either the power or squat jerk. Otherwise, they tend to just refer to the split jerk, the most common method, as a jerk.

PS: I own the gym, I write the WOD, hence my chances of misinterpretting their meaning is pretty low.

Anonymous said...

You did not create this WOD, this has been posted on crossfit.com many a time.

Jason Struck, RKC said...

you know what my weakness is?

humoring the anonymous.

eric chandler said...

"...as the weights in question would often be great enough to either difficult or dangerous to 'lower'." i understand that Mr. Struck, but the weights you are lifting here are not that heavy and should not be dangerous for you to lower. If they are, you need to work on that. Respectfully, I don't think I will read your blog anymore. You don't seem to know what you are talking about.

Jason Struck, RKC said...

I am think about giving up on the internet.

Crandall, CPT said...

Jason, the eric guy is right, try to lower the weight safely insteand of dropping it. The negative will help improve your strength too!!!

Jason Struck, RKC said...

You know what I like for negatives?

Back Squats. You know what I like for Jerks? Dropping the fucking bar.

Youtube: Olypmpic Weightlifting. Clean and Jerk.

Get Back to me you fucking idiots.

Crandall, CPT said...

Oh, okay, hold on, hold on a minute! Okay, just hold on!? Calling names is uncalled for. But the olympic weightlifters are lifting very heavy weights. I'm sure when they are lifting very light weights they don't need to drop it, like when they are warming up with the bar or light weights. I think what the other guy was saying is that since you are not lifting nearly as much as they are, you need to lower it smoothly back down instead of drooping it in a fantasy pretension of wanting to be a olympic weightlifter. It is dangerous. Remember, SAFETY FIRST!!!!!

Jason Struck, RKC said...

ok, so the problem is not that your retarded but that my jerking 1.25 times bodyweight doesn't impress you.

I gotcha.

Again, maybe if you could post some videos of YOU jerking 1.5xBW I could learn something from how you do it, and then subsequently lower the bar slowly and under control.

Crandall, CPT, AFPA said...

Whoah! Just...whoah! You are doing 1.5 times bodyweight? That is good, but the olympic lifters are doing FAR FAR MUCH more than that on their lifts. When they are only doing 1.5 x BW, they don't need to throw the weight around, you know man? I'm sorry if I insulted you and hurt your feelings, that was not my intention, please believe me ok? We good? All I am saying, following up on the other guy was that you could get more out of the move by CONTROLLING the weight on the way down? It's ok not too, and you don't have to be upset, but remember, SAFETY FIRST!!!!

Jason Struck, RKC said...

ok so, again what you are saying is that I am not strong enough to win an olympic medal?

I can concede that.

Crandall, CPT, AFPA said...

No, no, Jason, is not what I am saying. What I am saying is to LOWER the weight instead of dropping it, in order to feel the negative and build your strength. To boost your strenght, you need to not let the weight drop until you are an olympic weightlifter!! Ok? Good? Now, ROCK IT!!!

Jason Struck, RKC said...

You are embarrassing yourself.

I know you don't know that. But I am also dragging myself down by having this argument. Hence I will cease.

Please, do the same. Please stop commenting on my blog.

Seriously. Please.