A fun variation on a classic

The Squat to Press, also known sometimes as a Thruster, is one of the most simple and effective exercises out there.  Aside from it involving a squat, which puts mobility and stability to the test, it also requires the use of ground force to power the weights above your head.

This week I tried adding a stability twist to the press portion of this exercise.  By flipping the kettlebells upside down, it demands a greater amount of scapular stability and grip strength to keep them balanced.  It also requires lowering your normal amount of weight for this exercise due to the increase in difficulty.

Give this one a try and see if you can keep the kettlebells balanced!


Published by shawnfarmersese

I'm Shawn, Performance Coach at Golfletica in Bellevue, Wa. I specialize in bringing out the awesome in athletes, especially golfers. 13 years ago I graduated from the home of the 2010 FCS Football Champions (Go Eags!) with a degree in Exercise Science and a broken down body from playing college golf. That lead to my mission to help the world move better, with less pain and killer dance moves. Thanks to the help of my partner in crime Dr. Harry Sese, not only am I playing pain free golf but I get to witness lives change everyday through the power of teamwork. Check out more at our website www.nwsportsperformance.com

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