Kettlebell thruster

The kettlebell thruster is a popular kettlebell movement that combines a kettlebell front squat with a kettlebell press, while holding the bell in a goblet or bottoms-up grip. It is preceded by a clean at the start of each set, and you can perform a clean between each rep if you choose. It can be trained in traditional strength or muscle-building rep ranges, in circuit or fat-loss training, or as part of a larger kettlebell combination or complex.


  1. Full-body training that challenges the lower body as well as the shoulders, arms, back, and core
  2. Encourages proper squat form and depth with an upright torso
  3. The curl at the bottom of the squat encourages hip mobility and core activation
  4. The bottoms-up hold strengthens grip, wrists, and biceps

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