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Clean and Jerk Tips for CrossFit Duluth's Dale Collison

Using proper technique in the clean and jerk will reduce injury

By Dale Collison

When you do the clean and jerk olympic lift, you are bringing the bar from the ground to overhead. Think of it as taking a heavy object off the floor and putting it on a shelf over your head. Remember to always keep the weight close to you. Set up by getting your legs close to the weight/bar, make sure your shoulders are higher than your hips and your back is nice and flat.

Clean the weight up to your shoulders in a straight line, keeping the bar path tight to your body, and then push it overhead.
Dale Collison
CrossFit Duluth
Hermantown MN
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