Kettlebell Thruster / Squat to Clean to Overhead Press
- Clean two kettlebells to your shoulders. Clean the kettlebells to your shoulders by extending through the legs and hips as you pull the kettlebells towards your shoulders. Rotate your wrists as you do so. This will be your starting position.
- Begin to squat by flexing your hips and knees, lowering your hips between your legs. Maintain an upright, straight back as you descend as low as you can.
- At the bottom, reverse direction and stand by extending your knees and hips and pushing down through your heels. As you do so, press both kettlebells overhead by extending your arms straight up, using the momentum from the squat to help drive the weights upward.
- As you begin the next repetition, return the weights to the shoulders.
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Kettlebell thruster / squat to clean to overhead press is a gym work out exercise that targets quadriceps and shoulders and also involves abs and calves and glutes & hip flexors and hamstrings and neck & upper traps and triceps. Refer to the illustration and instructions above for how to perform this exercise correctly. Crab walks, lateral lunges to floor touch and scarecrows are related exercise that target the same muscle groups as kettlebell thruster / squat to clean to overhead press. Visit our directory for more exercises.
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