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Back Squat - Jerk Behind The Neck

Perform a back squat with your hands in your jerk grip width. Accelerate maximally from the bottom all the way through the top, immediately driving the bar up off the shoulders and splitting to perform a jerk.
This is a way to encourage more upright squat recovery posture and better acceleration. It can be used as a warm-up for back squats, especially when jerks are in the same session, or taken heavier to train and reinforce squat posture and acceleration.
Note that this is NOT a back squat + jerk behind the neck—it’s a single continuous motion.
The back squat – jerk behind the neck is usually a warm-up or primer exercise for jerks later in the training session. However, it does demand ideal posture, balance and acceleration out of the squat, so it can be used as a way to train that for the squat as well.
Sets of 2-3 reps are appropriate at up to 70% of the athlete’s best jerk or so.

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