General Thruster Info


Photo from a Fran workout at a CrossFit Level 1 Certification. Photo by Carrie Klumpar from CrossFit Eastside

  • Name: Thruster
  • Other Names: front squat to push press
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Origins: unknown; name originiated from CrossFit

The thruster is a total-body, compound exercise that is comprised of a front squat and a push-press combined. The name "thruster" was coined by CrossFit, and the thruster first appeared on February 10, 2001, which was also the date of the first workout to be posted online.

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