After working his athletes through the clean and the first parts of the jerk, Coach Burgener completes the progression with the full split jerk.
Starting with the bar on the shoulders behind the head, the athletes work on a good dip with a vertical torso before jumping and landing in the receiving position with the bar locked out overhead. The next step is to start with the bar in the rack position and ensure a wide grip with the elbows lower than they would be in the receiving position for the clean.
The key to the movement is a vertical torso during the dip and drive. Athletes can get away with forward inclination with a PVC pipe, but larger weights will require better technique. Recovery should be initiated by pushing off the front foot first, then moving the back foot.
Additional reading: Overhead Is Rising by Bill Starr, published Nov. 7, 2008.