Barbell Thruster

Free Weights / Cardiovascular / Total Body / Intermediate

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  • 94.55 lb
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  • 155.00 lb
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Average Sitewide Barbell Thruster Weight

  • 94.55 lb
    average weight
  • 155.00 lb
    best weight
  • 14
    times logged
  • #527
    popularity rank

Average Male Barbell Thruster Weight

  • 0.00 lb
    average weight
  • 0.00 lb
    best weight
  • 0
    times logged
  • #651
    popularity rank

Average Female Barbell Thruster Weight

How to do the Barbell Thruster:

Muscles Worked

Groin secondary Shoulders secondary Glutes secondary Hamstrings secondary Hip flexors secondary Quads primary Muscles diagram

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The barbell thruster is a free weights, cardiovascular, and total body exercise that primarily targets the quads and to a lesser degree also targets the groin, shoulders, glutes, hamstrings, and hip flexors ...more

The barbell thruster is a free weights, cardiovascular, and total body exercise that primarily targets the quads and to a lesser degree also targets the groin, shoulders, glutes, hamstrings, and hip flexors.

The only barbell thruster equipment that you really need is the following: barbell. There are however many different barbell thruster variations that you can try out that may require different types of barbell thruster equipment or maye even require no equipment at all.

Learning proper barbell thruster form is easy with the step by step barbell thruster instructions, barbell thruster tips, and the instructional barbell thruster technique video on this page. The barbell thruster is a push exercise for those with a intermediate level of physical fitness and exercise experience. Watch the barbell thruster video, learn how to do the barbell thruster, and then be sure and browse through the barbell thruster workouts on our workout plans page!

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Tips

  1. Keep your heels planted, until full extension.
  2. Use your legs and momentum to push the barbell up above your head. Do not squat up and then try to raise the barbell over your head.
  3. Keep your chest upright throughout the movement.
  4. Your head and neck will go forward slightly so that the barbell is above your shoulders.

Variations

  1. Hold the barbell above your head and perform a squat. Repeat as necessary.
  2. Use a pair of dumbbells instead of a barbell.
  3. Switch out the barbell for kettlebells.

Other Names

  • Hip Thruster

Types

  • Force Type: Push
  • Mechanics Type: Compound

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Tips

  1. Keep your heels planted, until full extension.
  2. Use your legs and momentum to push the barbell up above your head. Do not squat up and then try to raise the barbell over your head.
  3. Keep your chest upright throughout the movement.
  4. Your head and neck will go forward slightly so that the barbell is above your shoulders.

Variations

  1. Hold the barbell above your head and perform a squat. Repeat as necessary.
  2. Use a pair of dumbbells instead of a barbell.
  3. Switch out the barbell for kettlebells.

Other Names

  • Hip Thruster

Types

  • Force Type: Push
  • Mechanics Type: Compound