Paleo Fitness Advanced Power Move: The Double Jerk
Clean two kettlebells or dumbbells up into the rack position.
When you perform the jerk consecutively (without cleaning the weight between each repetition) it’s referred to as short-cycle. When you perform a clean between each repetition of the jerk, it’s referred to as long-cycle.
Initiate the double jerk the same way you would the single jerk by taking a shallow dip.
Don’t waste any more time down in the dip than you have to. The more time you spend in the dip, the more fatigued your legs will become, and the less power you’ll have.
Explode out of the dip, launching the bells upward. As you explode out of the dip, think jump the weight up.
As the weight soars upward, shoot your hips back to sneak under it, achieving a full lockout overhead and landing in a quarter squat position.
Be explosive when shooting your hips back into the quarter squat and shift the majority of your weight onto your heels.
Stand up out of the quarter squat while keeping the weight locked out overhead to complete the movement.
Rise up onto your tippy toes to meet the weight halfway as you let it drop back down into the rack position.
You may want to further cushion the impact by landing again in a shallow dip.