Definition of clean and jerk in English:

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clean and jerk



[in singular]
A two-movement weightlifting exercise in which a weight is raised above the head following an initial lift to shoulder level.
Example sentences
  • In weight-lifting, it recruits muscles that assist in the clean and jerk and the deadlift.
  • These dual actions allow you to move your upper body in a straight, upward pathway, which is critical in the deadlift and squat in powerlifting, and the snatch and the clean and jerk in weightlifting.
  • They're also used in the deadlift and squat events in powerlifting, and in the snatch and clean and jerk in weightlifting.
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