How To Clean & Jerk

HOW TO CLEAN AND JERK. The clean and jerk is the second lift performed in competitive weightlifting. It is a total body, multiple joint lift allowing the most weight to be lifted from the ground to overhead. Properly executed, portions of the clean and of the jerk produce 2,500 – 4,500 watts of power. A couple of years ago a national survey reported that more than 90% of high school strength coaches consider the clean one of the two most important exercises (the other being the squat) for athletes. The term "clean" comes from an original technical rule that required the ...
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