Fitness Log 2013-07-05: Press, Push Press/Jerk (PR), TGU


  • 45 x 5
  • 75 x 5
  • 95 x 3
  • 105 x 2
  • 122.5 x 5, 5, 9

Just like that and my press is back where I left off with GSLP.  This is three weeks in a row hitting 9 reps with increasing weights plus it beats out 7 reps at 122.5 on 5/16 with Wendler plus it matches my performance way back the first week of Wendler (i.e. right after GSLP).  Good stuff!

Push Press/Push Jerk

  • 135 x 1 push press, 1 push jerk
  • 165 x 1 push jerk
  • 185 x 1 push jerk
  • 195 x 1 push jerk (PR!)
  • 205 x 0 jerk

First day experimenting with elbows up jerk position that I learned from this awesome article by Chad Vaughn:

The Split Jerk: Start to Finish

In the past, I tended towards an elbows down approach, thinking that this would put me in a better position for pushing on the bar.  After reading this article and watching some videos of jerks by people who know what they are doing, I decided to switch over to the elbows up approach.

The initial results were great.  The 195 push jerk felt easy.  The 205 on the full split jerk failed due to over-thinking which is natural given that I was focusing on getting the elbow up portion of the jerk working.  I just need to work on muscle memory with the push jerk getting the form on the initial dip & drive down.  Once that is second nature, I expect great things to come with the full jerk.

Turkish Get-Up

5 minutes – 1 pood/16 kg

  • 5 reps left, 5 reps right (alternating)
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