The Fundamental Aspects of the Dip: Perfecting Your Jerk

The fundamental aspects of the dip are perfecting your jerk. I will start with the basics and then move on to advanced techniques such as the overhead press.

1) Positioning

When you first begin training for a new movement, it’s important to have good technique from day one. You need to learn where your body is at all times so that when you do get stuck or don’t feel like doing something, you know what to do next.

If you’re not sure where your body is, try to imagine yourself standing on a chair. If you lean back and forth while keeping your feet flat on the floor, you’ll be able to see where your legs are.

Now if you were to stand up straight, would you still be able to see them?

Of course not!

So why does this work for jerking?

Because when we jerk our bodies are in a “straight” position (or squat). When we are in a straight position, we can see everything clearly.

Now let’s say you want to jump off a high building.

How far away would you have to be before you could see your hands and feet?

Probably not very far because your arms aren’t moving much and your legs aren’t moving at all. Now let’s try something different. Let’s say you’re waving your arms around and jumping up and down.

From a far away distance, what do you see?

Most likely just a blur. Odds are, you probably can’t even make out that it is indeed a person.

So now that we’ve established that, let’s get to the jerking part.

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