Given that thrusters are a mashup of two of my favorite movements – front squat and push press – I should really like them. But, it’s not to be. I’ve made it clear plenty of times before that I have no love for thrusters. I’ve tried to feel compassion for the oft-hated thruster, but to no avail. They remain dead to me… even when I enjoy a big thruster triumph like this one.
But this video from Jason Khalipa got me thinking: what if I tried to perfect my thruster? Would that turn it from a nemesis to an ally? It worked with box jumps.
At the very least, working on thruster form will give me something to think about besides, I hate thrusters! I hate thrusters! while I’m doing them. That alone is worth the 3-minute commitment it takes to watch the video.
In addition to some pretty useful advice, this clip also includes judicious use of minor cuss words, which means it gets an A+ from me. Thanks, Jason! (And thanks to CrossFit Praha for sharing this video on their blog.)
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