Exercise of The Week: Dumbbell Thrusters
This week we are going to do the dumbbell thrusters. these are great as a full body workout as well as a great exercise to define your shoulders. It is a great exercise and as an added bonus you could easily do these as you watch tv! I do recommend starting off with an 8-10 pound weight, but if you feel more comfortable with a 5 pound weight use that instead. Just make sure you push yourself a little but as always listen to your body! So how do you do it?
Start off with your feet approximately hip-distance apart. Now take your 8-10 pound dumbbells and hold them at your shoulders. Make sure not to slouch and brace your core. You should now look like (A). Next bend down into squat position (if you aren’t sure how to do a proper squat click here). You should now look like (B). Pause for about 4-5 second . Now, push into your heels to a standing position while pressing your dumbbells over head. Make sure that you are extending your arms all the way up so that dumbbells are above your head and over your shoulders. You should now look like (C). Finally lower the dumbbells back to your shoulders. That’s one rep. It sounds more complicated than it is. Pretty much you are squatting down with weights at your shoulders and then as you stand up you are raising dumbbells over your head. Add 10-12 of these to your workout. That’s it. Give them a try and let me know how you do!Other Exercises: Grasshopper Push Up Balance Fly Plank on an exercise ball Dumbbell Chop Dumbbell Swing Jackknife sit-up Bent Over Row 30 Day Fitness Challenges: Ax Chop Dumbbell swing Jackknife sit ups Russian Twist Just Abs Challenge Squats Dumbbell squat thrust
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