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Push Jerk In Snatch
AKA Push in snatch, push press in snatch

The push jerk in snatch is a variation of the press in snatch that uses a minimal jerking motion with the lower body to help get the bar overhead. This can be used either to load the exercise heavier, or to assist an athlete with limited mobility in getting the bar past the tightness in the lower range of motion.
With a snatch-width grip and the bar resting behind your neck, sit into the bottom of a squat. Push with the legs up into a low partial squat to drive the bar up before pressing up against it with the arms. Sit back into the full squat position as you finish locking the bar out overhead forcefully just as you would in a push jerk.
This exercise is only appropriate for lifters whose mobility allows the movement to be done without pain. While it will help improve mobility and posture, the athlete needs to be in range for it to be effective and not harmful to the shoulders. The exercise could be considered a variation of the heaving snatch balance in which the lifter never stands above a low partial squat, or a cheating press in snatch.
Just like the press in snatch, the push jerk in snatch helps improve snatch receiving position mobility in the ankles, hips, thoracic spine and shoulders. It also helps improve trunk stability strength, back extension strength (particularly mid and upper back), upper body overhead strength, balance in the receiving position, and accuracy in the overhead position. However, it allows the use of more weight than the press in snatch.
With light weights, the push jerk in snatch can be used in the same way as the press in snatch, as a warm-up drill or technique primer to prepare the lifter for the upcoming snatch training session. If using heavy weights for more strength development, it should be used after primary lifts like snatch, clean and jerk variations, and can be done before or after strength exercises like pulls and squats. Sets of 2-5 reps are appropriate.
The push jerk in snatch can be done as a continuous series of reps, immediately changing directions and driving back up each time you hit the bottom of the squat, or can be done as a series of distinct reps in which you settle into the bottom of the squat and sit still momentarily before beginning the next rep.

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