Primary muscles: Abs, glutes, legs
Secondary muscles: Chest, shoulders
Equipment: No equipment
SQUAT THRUST INSTRUCTIONS
1. Stand straight with your feet shoulder-width apart.
2. Squat and place your hands in front of your feet.
3. Jump back and get into a push-up position.
4. Jump again, bringing the legs toward your palms and stand up.
5. Repeat until the set is complete.
PROPER FORM AND BREATHING PATTERN
Keep your back straight, your core engaged and maintain a smooth and steady breathing pattern. Squat thrusts are a modified and simplified version of the burpees exercise, perfect for someone who is just starting to work out and wants to learn the proper exercise technique first.
The squat thrust is a complete exercise that works the entire body. It increases the heart rate, boosts the metabolism and improves both agility and strength. It’s also a great exercise for losing weight and improving cardiovascular endurance.
SETS AND REPS
If you’re a beginner, start the squat thrust in plank position and practice the jumping back and forth with both legs. Once you’ve mastered that movement, add the standing up and squat moves and do as many reps as you can. This is an exercise where having perfect technique is crucial, so start slowly and never neglect your form.
To calculate the number of calories burned doing the squat thrust exercise, enter your weight and the duration of the exercise: