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Squat Jerk Exercise Guide And Why Its Not Right For Everyone

Nov. 24, 2021, 1:30 p.m. (ET)

The squat jerk is a jerk style used in Olympic weightlifting, and has been used for both competition jerks as well as a jerk variation to improve overall jerk timing and positioning. Unlike the split and power jerk styles seen in competition, the squat jerk has a lifter assume an overhead squat in a deep, stable, and extremely challenging position (in terms of mobility).

Determining which jerk style is best for training and competition should not be taken lightly, which is why we have set out to discuss everything you need to know about the squat jerk and if it is right for you.

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