Barbell Thruster

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Coach's Tips

Please proceed with a weight that is not too heavy because the barbell is raised above your head. It's a very effective workout not only to improve your whole body strength but also to burn calories!

How to Barbell Thruster

Starting Position

1. Begin by standing with your feet shoulder width apart and the barbell resting across your upper chest and shoulders, or _ack position.

2. Make sure your grip is slightly wider than shoulder width apart.

3. Keep your back straight, chest up, and core engaged.

Proper Form

1. Take a deep breath and brace your core.

2. Push the barbell up overhead as you press your feet into the floor.

3. As you press the barbell overhead, keep your core tight and your chest up.

4. Lower the barbell back to the rack position, maintaining good posture and control.

Breathing Technique

1. Inhale as you lower the barbell to the starting position.

2. Exhale as you press the barbell overhead.


1. Make sure to keep your core engaged and back straight throughout the movement.

2. Keep your elbows tucked in close to your body and avoid shrugging your shoulders.

3. Do not lock your elbows at the top of the movement.

4. Only go as low as you can while maintaining good form.

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