In this clip from Jordan Gravatt of CrossFit by Overload, Jolie teaches the push jerk to a small group of Level 1 participants at the CrossFit certification seminar at CrossFit San Diego on Saturday, February 28, 2009.
The push jerk is one of the greatest movements known for developing general athleticism. It both demands and develops high levels of power, speed, strength, coordination, accuracy, agility, balance, and even flexibility. Jolie walks the participants through the CrossFit Level 1 progression for teaching the push jerk.
The progression is designed to introduce the movement to clients who are unfamiliar with it. Practicing with PVC is safe, but it is difficult to feel whether or not momentum is created on the bar. This downside is far outweighed by the high success rate of getting the majority of new athletes to move properly.
Jolie also shows remedial strategies for folks struggling to move properly.