History

The Two Arm Jerk – Strength Magazine – September, 1920

How often do we see it, that when many a good lifter has got the weight to the shoulders, in the two-arm jerk, he fails to get it overhead or fails to fix the weight to hold it there. In realizing this point, perhaps it would be interesting to readers of “Strength” to know the method which I adopt in training for this lift and the manner in which I lift, that succeeded in making it possible for me to create a new middle weight record for Canada and the British Empire, last May 24th, at South Mountain, Ont. First, I commence with the two hands dead lift. In doing this lift, I take a good amount of weight, about two-thirds of my limit in this style, and work up to my limit.

Stark CenterUniversity of Texas