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Thrusters are one of the most efficient exercises there is, so if you are short for time one day and don’t want your gym routine to suffer, this could be what you are looking for. Essentially, a thruster is just a front squat that transitions into a push press. This is a move that is great for simultaneously burning fat and building muscle. Depending on how heavy your dumbbells are, you might be doing more of one than the other. But either way, both fat burning and muscle building will be happening.
During the squat part of your dumbbell thruster, try and keep your elbows up. Being aware of your elbows is an easy way to ensure you’re positioned properly. Following this, you’ll want to push your knees out past your toes. Going from the squat to the push press can be a little trickier. Focus on your core and clench your glutes when lifting overhead. Doing this will keep your posture stable through your core and will also prevent you from hurting your back.
What kind of results have you seen from doing dumbbell thrusters? Are there other types of thrusters that you prefer, or is this the best you’ve tried? Let us know what you think in the comments below, or by tweeting us @underwearexpert.