Move of the Week: Kettlebell Thruster

What combination is just as good as chicken & waffles, and way safer than texting while driving?

THE MOVE: Kettlebell Thruster


MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Squat and vertical push; legs and shoulders.

WHY DO IT: Chicken & waffles are great, and so are other combinations like texting and driving (okay, that last one maybe not so much). The kettlebell thruster is a good combination though, that combines both a squat and an overhead press into a single move that saves time and requires minimal equipment. There are some important things to keep in mind however, such as the importance of maintaining a neutral torso position throughout the move, and using you lower half to drive the kettlebells up over your head. Be sure to watch the full video above for more.

HOW TO DO IT: The kettlebell thruster is a full body move that fits in well at the beginning of a session when you’re fresh. It can also get your heart rate up very quickly. I’d recommend using it for 3-4 sets of 8 reps. Give this a shot and let us know what you think on Twitter or Instagram @halevylife !

by Jeremy Lau

Jeremy Lau

Jeremy Lau Halevy Life Staff CoachJeremy Lau is a Senior Staff Coach at Halevy Life.

Jeremy graduated cum laude from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a BSc. in Biomedical Engineering and received his Master’s in Exercise Physiology at Columbia University. In addition to his academic accolades, Jeremy is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).

Prior to joining the team at Halevy Life, Jeremy completed a coaching internship at Cressey Sports Performance, where he coached both amateur and professional athletes, among whom were many professional MLB baseball players.

As an athlete, Jeremy has played baseball competitively for most of his life.