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Old 09-06-2011, 06:46 AM   #1
Adam Castagno
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Thruster Question

I had a question about thrusters. For todays WOD it is Thruster 3x7. My question is given that it is reps of three, and one would want to work power and go heavy, should one rack the bar, or do thrusters ALWAYS have to start from the ground? I know some of you are going to say it is open to what one wants to do, I was just wondering what the majority feel is most correct.
*I did try searching this question, on this forum I ended up getting peoples workout log info with the word "thruster" in it, just in case I get the prototypical use the search feature response. Thanks!
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Old 09-06-2011, 06:48 AM   #2
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Re: Thruster Question

http://media.crossfit.com/cf-video/C...BThrusters.wmv

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Old 09-06-2011, 07:04 AM   #3
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Re: Thruster Question

I tried watching this video already, did not work, I have a Mac. Thanks
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Old 09-06-2011, 08:22 AM   #4
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Re: Thruster Question

A thruster is a front squat to push press, it does not require a clean from the floor for each rep.
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Old 09-06-2011, 09:36 AM   #5
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Re: Thruster Question

Do what you want, and write it down so you can compare next time.

My box usually does thrusters without a rack, meaning that you have to clean the bar every time you put it down. Since your max thruster is probably substantially less than your max clean, that shouldn't be particularly challenging, although of course it could get heavy toward the end of a 3x7.

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Old 09-06-2011, 10:08 AM   #6
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Re: Thruster Question

Thanks for the input... the responses I got were after I completed the WOD. I felt like more of a challenge so I did my thrusters from a clean not from the bar being on a rack, I figured it would help me overall a heck of a lot more. I have only been doing CF since April so I have probably done thrusters less than a handful of time but was pretty happy with my #'s.
My Max thruster is prob. heavier than my max clean to be honest with you, however I have never maxed at either but just by how each felt today, that is what I am going by.
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Old 09-06-2011, 12:09 PM   #7
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Re: Thruster Question

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Thanks for the input... the responses I got were after I completed the WOD. I felt like more of a challenge so I did my thrusters from a clean not from the bar being on a rack, I figured it would help me overall a heck of a lot more. I have only been doing CF since April so I have probably done thrusters less than a handful of time but was pretty happy with my #'s.
My Max thruster is prob. heavier than my max clean to be honest with you, however I have never maxed at either but just by how each felt today, that is what I am going by.
Yeah, I'd run into a similar problem. My max clean is probably only about 10-20 lbs more than my max thruster. Assuming mostly because my clean technique isn't the greatest.
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