The push jerk is a style of jerk infrequently used in competition, and a variation of the jerk commonly used in training by athletes who split jerk primarily.
How to do Push Jerk:
- Begin with a barbell in the front "rack" positon (see "front squat").
- Dip your body downwards slightly by flexing the hip, knee and ankle joints, making sure to keep the torso as upright as possible.
- Jump upwards out of the dip position by violently extending the said joints, and press the barbell upwards.
- Upon completion of full joint extension, and while the weight is moving upwards, push yourself under the bar and receive it in a partial squat.
- The foot should move from a position under the hips to a shoulder-width position.
- Elbows should be fully extended upon receiving the bar.
- Complete the jerk by standing up out of the partial squat position with barbell supported overhead and returning the feet to hip position.
- Athlete must show complete control of the bar at the top before lowering it.