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    Just like split cleans and split snatches will split jerks go the way of the squat version? Or is it better do the split jerk? which will allow more weight to be lifted?

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    If the split jerk was going away, it would have already. It's more stable at heavy weight, and people have tried it both ways and decided to keep splitting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pvchan View Post
    Just like split cleans and split snatches will split jerks go the way of the squat version? Or is it better do the split jerk? which will allow more weight to be lifted?
    No.
    Even in the O.W.L. "community" squat jerks are seen as an extreme oddity, only appropriate for a very select few lifters.

    You have to have:
    - Awesome snatch (to be in lead after the 1st session)
    - Incredible leg strength
    - Crazy shoulder mobility
    - Correct body/limb proportions
    - And most the important characteristic: be an absolutely horrible split-jerker.

    Squat jerks been around for 30 years.
    Like Mark said, if they were more so much more effective across all populations they would've superseded the split jerk by now.

    Also, many conflate the good/famous power-jerkers (Dimas, Kakhi, etc) with your squat-jerkers (Lu, Shi sometimes, etc)
    Separating these two things will make the number of successful squat-jerkers even smaller.

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    Thanks!

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