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November 01, 2009

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In Part 1 of this series, Coach Mike Burgener taught a group of athletes the grip and receiving position for the clean. In Part 2, Coach B shows them how to put speed on the bar as they clean it to the rack position.

Drilling from the high hang position, Burgener has the athletes clean the bar, with one trainee getting holy hell for forgetting to use the hook grip. Under threat of burpees, the athlete takes the proper grip and cleans the bar correctly, and Coach Burgener moves on to drilling the proper elbow position for the press/jerk.

With the military precision and enthusiasm he’s known for, Burgener runs each athlete through the drill again with weight on the bar, all the while looking for flaws in their stance, grip and position.

Interestingly, no burpees are handed out.

In Part 3, Coach Burgener teaches the athletes how to jerk the weight overhead and lock it out.

9min 48sec

Additional reading: Supplemental Olympic Lifting for CrossFitters by Mike Burgener with Tony Budding, published Dec. 1, 2007.

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2 Comments on “The Burgener Files—Clean and Jerk Part 2”


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That just looks so simple.


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Hey Tony is that your twin brother in the grey sweatpants?

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