These are the five most common mistakes I see with the kettlebell jerk. Are you making any of them?
Make sure to avoid all of these, especially mistakes #3 and #5 — those ones will make your low back tight and angry. 😖
0:00 — Intro
0:15 — Rushing the second dip (timing issue).
0:43 — Pressing the bells out (also a timing issue).
1:07 — Hips shooting forward when lowering the bells (do this if you want an angry, tight low back 😣).
1:35 — Too much tension (inability to quickly and seamlessly transition between tension and relaxation).
2:06 — Lack of mobility in the shoulders and thoracic spine (until you can own the overhead lockout position, jerks just aren’t your thing).
Last week’s video was a full step-by-step tutorial on how to do the kettlebell jerk. Watch it here!