How To Do A Squat Thrust – Properly
For a total beginner, squat thrusts can be tricky to get right. Here's how to do a squat thrust correctly - and avoid clattering over onto the floor
The squat-thrust is an absolute classic move that's long been in the public consciousness – you've probably seen black-and-white newsreel footage of WW2 soldiers performing them in cheery formation.
The squat-thrust is fairly easy to perform, and fairly easy to master – you just need to know how, and then you can squat thrust to your heart's content. Spoiler: they can knacker you out pretty quickly.
- Done correctly, squat thrusts work your lower-body, heart and circulatory system
- Make sure you keep your back nice and flat
- Technique is key - get it wrong and you'll compromise the results - lots of work for no gain
Who better to teach you how to do a squat thrust with true, correct form than a bona fide Olympian – Britain's own Louise Hazel. Fifty seconds is all that stands between you and squat thrust mastery...
How to Do a Squat Thrust by Louise Hazel
For a slightly more in-depth breakdown on how to do a squat-thrust, here's Dr Fred Roberto from Maximized Living with four minutes of knowledge-dropping.
Workout of the Weet: Squat Thrust by Maximized Living
Got it? Cool. Time to challenge this lady to a 'how many squat-thrusts can you do in 60 seconds' contest...
Challenge Me One Minute Squat Thrust by See Jane Sweat
Did you win? You may as well say you did, no-one will ever know.