When writing programming for the clean & jerk, I rarely have the two movements performed in combination for CrossFit athlete or general population.
- the main reason is most people are much confident with end position of the bar on their shoulder versus overhead. This allows to unconsciously push the intensity more on the clean
- it’s not common for individuals to be able to jerk as much as they clean, so always adding a jerk after the clean will stunt progress
- the mobility and timing required to perform an effective/safe jerk is a much more tedious process to learn than the clean
* all these opinions are based 7 years of coaching. There is definitely a time and place to train them together
- if your a weightlifter
- it’s required in a competition your prepping for
- if C&j is a movement you tend to struggle with cycling efficiently in a Metcon