Upper Legs Exercise Database -> Barbell Power Jerk


Barbell Power Jerk

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Barbell Power Jerk

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Exercise Details

Main Muscle Group : Upper Legs

Other Muscle Groups : Shoulders , Triceps

Type : Olympic Weight Lifting

Mechanics : Compound

Equipment : Barbell

Difficulty : Expert

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Targeted Muscle Group

Upper Legs

How To Perform Exercise

Steps :

1.) Start off with a weighted barbell racked on your front shoulders, in a front squat position, with your knees slightly bent and dipping your body a bit so that your feet are directly under your hips.

2.) Push up through your heels, creating as much force as possible, and as your feet leave the floor place them in a receiving position as quickly as possible.

3.) Elevate the bar up and over your head, keeping a wide stance and your legs still slightly bent to absorb the shifting of the weight.

4.) Lock your arms overhead with the barbell in place and stand in an upright position.

5.) Hold this position for a count then return back to the start, slowly lowering the weight down in a controlled motion.

6.) Repeat for as many reps and sets as desired.