There really isn't anything I can say that will make kettlebell thrusters funny — they just aren't. Kettlebell thrusters blend together a squat and shoulder press with all the fun and emotion as having a clown die at your birthday party. That's about as hilarious as it gets. Sorry.
By that description of a kettlebell thruster, you might think the exercise is easy but it's not. Squats are meant to be executed using heavy weights — it's kind of their thing — so, by using such a small of weight (35 lbs. in this case) the cardiovascular aspects of the workout take over since you're going to be performing a lot of reps.
Don't get me wrong, the repetition of this kettlebell workout is still exhausting, but then again, so is taking a Viagra and jerking off for three hours to "The Golden Girls" reruns. Only one of those will help you build muscle though.
Thrusting Those Kettlebells
- Stand up straight, feet shoulder-width apart.
- Lift the kettlebell (or kettlebells) to shoulder height.
- Press your hips back, bend your knees and lower yourself into a squat until your thighs are parallel to the ground.
- Press your weight into your heels and stand back up.
- Straighten your arms and lift the weight straight up over your head.
- Lower the weight back down to shoulder height and repeat.
Too confusing? Check out the video of the "Onnit Primal Challenge" from a previous post.