Working up in weight, Aardal uses a split jerk to get the bar overhead, then sets up for her squats. Ray cues Aardal to be aggressive on the jerk, then keep her shoulders active, midsection tight and knees out during her reps.
Ray’s best cue might be the simplest: “Just have fun with it now. Don’t overthink it.”
With 125 lb. on the bar, Aardal puts it all together and bangs out three strong reps on her way to a new PR.
Additional reading: The Overhead Squat by Greg Glassman, published Aug. 1, 2005.