The jerk

(Sport: Weightlifting)


An explosive movement in that the competitor lifts the bar from his or her shoulders to an arms-extended position above the head. They bend their legs and drive their arms out vertically in order to get the bar above the head. The lifter is allowed another recovery before becoming motionless. The referee will signal for the bar to be replaced, under control, to the platform.

Videos containing the term 'The jerk'




Nearby Terms

Browse by Letter: # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z