Strength

Barbell Thruster

The Barbell Thruster is a compound exercise targeting the legs, glutes, core, and shoulders. It combines a squat and a press, building strength, enhancing endurance and stability, ideal for full-body conditioning.
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Barbell Thruster instructions
Step-by-step instructions
1
Stand up straight holding a barbell on your upper chest, using an overhand grip.
2
Get into a squat position by bending your knees and lowering your hips. Make sure your feet are wider than shoulder-width apart and your toes are pointing slightly outwards.
3
Push through your heels to stand up, simultaneously lifting the bar overhead by fully extending your arms above your head.
4
Lower the bar back to your chest as you return to the standing position.
5
Repeat for the desired amount of repetitions.
Stand up straight holding a barbell on your upper chest, using an overhand grip.
Get into a squat position by bending your knees and lowering your hips. Make sure your feet are wider than shoulder-width apart and your toes are pointing slightly outwards.
Push through your heels to stand up, simultaneously lifting the bar overhead by fully extending your arms above your head.
Lower the bar back to your chest as you return to the standing position.
Repeat for the desired amount of repetitions.
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