Overhead Mobility for Weightlifting – The Lifting Fix

Overhead mobility can be a major roadblock in weightlifting since the goal of the sport is to get the heaviest load possible overhead!  This is a GREAT drill to loosen up and prepare the overhead position during your warm up.  You can use wide hands prior to snatch, and a more narrow grip to assist with the jerk.

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Tall Jerks – The Lifting Fix

Learn to use your arms appropriately and punch yourself under the bar using tall jerks.  This is a Barbell WOD Special Edition!

This is a GREAT drill to warm up for jerks.  It can be very beneficial during the warm up for jerks from behind the neck, because it prepares the bar path from the unusual position.

To perform the drill:

  1. Go up on to your toes with the bar on your front rack
    • This position should mirror the top of the jerk drive
  2. Drive the bar back and land with feet split and arms straight
  3. Go up in weight to the point where you feel your arms pushing you under the bar.

*You can do this same drill for push jerks.  Simply land in the push jerk catch position.

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How to Simplify Overhead – The Lifting Fix feat. Garret Fisher

In order to be fully stable overhead, you need to learn what that position feels like. This can be a difficult task when you are training by yourself. The drill in this video shows you how to find that strong, reliable overhead position on your own.

Put your hands straight out front.  Then, pull your shoulders back and pinch your shoulder blades together.  Then, rotate your arms to an overhead position, leading with your pinkies.  From there, feel the position your back and arms are in!