Your Best Friend– Thrusters
December 21, 2020
- Always Stay Back. I have seen people execute thrusters and lose their balance only because they stay too forward. You will have to stay back on your heels and should keep the bar close. The total weight of the bar must be over your middle foot and not on your toes. As soon as you start with the thrusters, think about sitting back and making your chest up; this will automatically keep the bar in good position.
- Working on Your Rack Position. In case you are lacking mobility in your upper back or shoulders, then the rack is going to be the most challenging thing for you. You will need a pseudo rack position while finishing up a thruster. The rack position is actually hybrid of press and a front squat. With the pseudo rack position, the bar must sit high on the shoulders and if there is allowance of mobility then hold on top of the bar during the thruster. If you wish to work on the rack position, then check out this video
Front Rack Position
- Punching The Bar Up:Thruster is something that needs you to be aggressive. While driving up, punch the bar towards the ceiling. Drive your knees out and push up forcefully to weigh up, to generate momentum and to get the bar overhead.
- Pulling The Bar Down: You should not only be aggressive while punching the bar up, but should also be equally aggressive while coming down. Pull the bar down actively up to your shoulders, and allow the weight of the bar take you down into your squat. This will further help you accelerate your thrusters in addition to make them feel a little more weightless.