Thruster Fix: Eliminate the Early Press
Written By Cat Blatner
(Originally Published on March 20, 2016)
Timing is everything when it comes to barbell cycling a thruster! Every time a thruster is programmed into a workout, I try to remind my athletes about timing.
The Early Press
A common fault that I have seen super constantly is pressing the barbell off of the shoulders before reaching full extension through the legs; i.e. performing a core-to-extremity violation. This is detrimental to the overall power output onto the barbell and can create a much more taxing movement as the arms now have to do much more work!