Exercise Spotlight: Kettlebell Thruster

4 Aug

519_2[1]The kettlebell (KB) thruster is a total-body, multi-joint exercise designed to improve strength and power performance.  This exercise can improve your ability to transfer energy from the lower to upper extremities, and serves as a great general muscular conditioning exercise for the whole body.

Because many sports involve multiple movements that require high-power output, the application of the KB thruster into an athlete’s training program may be beneficial.  Additionally, KB training is a space- and time-efficient method of training that can be used with a variety of age groups and experience levels.

The benefits of the KB thruster include:

  • combines two multi-joint exercises
  • provides more of a challenge (greater muscular demand) than if each exercise was performed alone
  • mimics sport-specific and functional movement patterns

Here’s a video that demonstrates proper exercise technique for the kettlebell thruster exercise.

Variations of the KB thruster exercise include performing the exercise with two kettlebells, dumbbells, or resistance bands with handles.

Get STRONGER, Get FASTER!

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One Response to “Exercise Spotlight: Kettlebell Thruster”

  1. Ginny Dashiell August 4, 2014 at 9:46 AM #

    Think I recognize that guy in the video 🙂 Katie told me Eric is going to Russia to get his masters!! WOW! That is impressive! Think she gave him enough info about France that his head was spinning 🙂 She did love it there! When does he leave?

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