The kettlebell jerk is one of my favorite lifts. When I’m focusing on long cycle I do it heavy, I do it fast, and my muscle and endurance shoot up in ways that I just can’t find with other movements.
Well, there’s heavy and then there’s Heavy. This gentleman above is jerking a 200 lb kettlebell with one arm…and he does it seven times while making it look relatively easy.
I’m not sure how much he weighs but it can’t be that much. I do a lot of jerks, I usually weight between 245 and 250 lbs, and I can jerk a 48 kilo kettlebell (106 lbs) about three times before the rep quality gets awful and my face starts turning purple.
I can also jerk double 40kg bells for a few reps, but again, that is 176 lbs divided between two hands. 24 lbs less than what we’re seeing in the video above, several reps less, and with one hand!