Thruster – Dumbbell

  • HOW: Start with weights or objects in each hand positioned by your shoulders. Begin the exercise by performing a squat as low as you feel comfortable with followed by standing tall and lifting up on your toes while simultaneously performing a shoulder press. Lower the weights down to starting position as you lower down into a squat, repeat.
 
  • FEEL: This should feel like a full body workout that will get your heart rate up. You will also feel your glutes, quads, and calves working the most with the squat. Meanwhile, your shoulders and arms will be working with the shoulder press.
 
  • COMPENSATION: All of the same rules apply with a general squat and a shoulder press. Focus on good mechanics and alignment, packing your shoulders and staying strong with the objects overhead, keeping your chest up without excessively arching your back, and quality over speed.

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