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Old 07-23-2008, 09:04 PM   #1
Gabriel desGarennes
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Thruster specifics?

I do them often, have no problem chaining them in fran as rx'd.

But i have a simple question about perfect technique.

I recently just realized that everyone that does it in the videos rests the weight on their shoulders on the squat portion of the exercise. I realize this gives you more drive from the squat, but is it ok if you are holding the bar with locked wrists instead of as you would in a push jerk?

I've been doing them that way since i started doing them. Just wondering if it's ok to do it like that.
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Old 07-23-2008, 09:41 PM   #2
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Re: Thruster specifics?

It's acceptable, but probably not efficient - resting the bar in a good rack position not only allows for better drive, but it also give the shoulders just a bit of rest time.
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Old 07-23-2008, 09:51 PM   #3
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Re: Thruster specifics?

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It's acceptable, but probably not efficient - resting the bar in a good rack position not only allows for better drive, but it also give the shoulders just a bit of rest time.
I guess i just need to tape a bar to my chest for a few weeks. Cause that refuses to be a good feeling for me. Definitely need to work at it then.
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Old 07-23-2008, 10:06 PM   #4
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Re: Thruster specifics?

Definitely can be uncomfortable at first, but it's worth the effort to get there. Usually a flexibility issue; once your shoulders and wrists become flexible enough to rack with your elbows forward (think about driving them up), the bar then rests on shoulder muscle as opposed to collar bone.
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Old 07-23-2008, 11:26 PM   #5
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Re: Thruster specifics?

Gabriel,
Even in the push jerk the bar should be racked across your shoulders. On the mainsite page there is a good comment during the footage about the bar separating on one of the athlete's dip/drives from his chest.

I may have misunderstood though.
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Old 07-24-2008, 01:58 AM   #6
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Re: Thruster specifics?

Whoops, thanks to insomnia I am back on and realized that I think I did misunderstand Gabriel's statement in terms of wrist position in the jerk.

Disregard please.
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Old 07-24-2008, 04:10 AM   #7
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Re: Thruster specifics?

I watched the videos but don't see the difference between the Thruster and push press. Can anyone explain please?

Thanks.
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Old 07-24-2008, 05:23 AM   #8
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Re: Thruster specifics?

Thrusters are done from the bottom of the full squat, while push presses are done with just a little dip of the hip (correct me if i' wrong guys)

Thruster = Front Squat into a Push Press... (i think)
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Old 07-24-2008, 06:50 AM   #9
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Re: Thruster specifics?

Painful experience taught me thrusters are best done with the bar in what might be termed the "half-rack" position--that is, laying across the shoulders, with elbows canted forwards, and the bar held solidly in the fists. Basically, the correct starting position for the front press or push press. Doing thrusters with the bar fully racked (humerus parallel to the ground, bar rolled back to the fingertips) makes the squat portion easier, but at high reps/high speed pretty much guarantees some sort of sprain in your hand. In the heat of the moment you'll misjudge just one catch and then, ouch!
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Old 07-24-2008, 07:17 AM   #10
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Re: Thruster specifics?

What was the painful experience?
If the unracked way i have been doing them is perfectly legit, i may just go ahead and continue. I have tried all the way up 165# that way with no problems. But i think at alot higher weight it will begin to suck.

SO half racked position? That is resting on the upper chest but in your grip rather than fingers?
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