How Dumbbell Thruster Affect Muscles

leg workouts

 

MUSCLES ENGAGED

 
Quadriceps
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The quadriceps (quads) are a group of four muscles on the front of the thigh. They allow your knee to straighten and provide stability when standing. Your quads are the most important muscle group for maintaining the ability to stand and to walk independently.

 

 
Shoulders

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The shoulder is the most movable joint in the body. However, it is an unstable joint because of the range of motion allowed. This instability increases the likelihood of joint injury, often leading to a degenerative process in which tissues break down and no longer function well.

 

 

 

EQUIPMENT USED

 

Dumbbells
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The dumbbell, a type of free weight, is a piece of equipment used in weight training. It can be used individually or in pairs (one for each hand). Dumbbells vary in weight from 3lbs. up to 150lbs.

 

EXERCISE INSTRUCTIONS

 

Step 1
Stand with your feet shoulder width apart while holding the dumbbells on your shoulders.

dumbbell thrusters - step 1

 

Step 2
Squat down making sure your hips go below your knees and your back is flat.

dumbbell thrusters - step 2

 

Step 3
Stand up through your heels and press the dumbbells up at the top of the squat. Use your legs to drive the dumbbells up and fully extend your arms at the top of the press.

dumbbell thrusters - step 3

 

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