The Split Jerk can be used just as much as the snatch and clean. Anytime that you have shoulder to overhead work, the split jerk is an option that you can use to get the weight up. It is actually the best option for athletes, especially when the weight starts getting significantly heavy.
You can?t save the weight at all with a push jerk if it is out front, but with a split jerk, you still have a chance to save the weight if it is out front. Getting the correct technique and foot work is crucial when it comes to trying to perform a max 1-RM clean & jerk or trying to get a good time in a workout.