are an awesome full body exercise that I use regularly
in my classes. It's also one of the main exercises in the
PT for Convicts workout in the SCRAPPER
Bodyweight Conditioning Mod. 1.
There are many ways to perform the Squat Thrust but over the
years I've burned away all the extra nonsense (that others
try to throw in to make it fancier than it needs to be)
and focused on a few simple basics.
It's still a
relatively easy exercise but I demand a high speed
when I run my classes and the pace is just as brutal
in the Mod. 1! Read on and enjoy!
Stand with your feet close together and your
hands at your sides. This part of the exercise shouldn't be
too hard for you to handle.
Squat Thrusts are counted in a 4 count manner.
For the "1" count bend your legs slightly and place
your hands flat on the floor. Notice that I'm not dropping
my butt all the way down on my heels. There's a good reason
for not doing that so do what I'm telling you!
For the "2" count kick your feet
back so that you are in the upright pushup position. Make
sure your back is straight and you are looking forward. Keep
that back straight!
Count "3" is simply kicking both
feet (at the same time!) back up towards your hands. To count
one complete rep you will stand almost all the way back up.
The count I maintain is very fast and extremely demanding
and I advocate standing up about 3/4 of the way and then preparing
for the next rep.
Squat Thrusts are used in the Mod. 1 workout
titled PT FOR CONVICTS. Even though this workout is actually
one of the quickest (with regards to time) it is being labeled
as one of the most challenging due to the quick tempo of the
exercises. If you want a serious full body workout that pulls
no punches you need to check out the SCRAPPER
Bodyweight Conditioning Mod. 1 today!
|To learn how to incorporate
Squat Thrusts, and various other full body exercises, into
your daily routines check out my SCRAPPER
Bodyweight Conditioning Mod. 1
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