What are thrusters good for, really? A compound movement involving both the hips and the shoulders, they aren't very good at developing strength in either one. What thrusters ARE ideal for is testing work capacity. Work Capacity is defined by CrossFit as, "the ability to perform real physical work as measured by force x distance / time" (CF Journal article found here). The thruster is a great way to train and to test this ability.
The combination of a front squat and a push press, thrusters require power in both the lower and upper body as well as major core stability. As you drive with the hips to throw weight overhead with your shoulders, the muscles of your core need to be engaged in order to transfer force generated by the legs to the load in your hands. This is exhausting and difficult when done over long periods of time. And that, in a nutshell, is why we love thrusters.
- Coach Nic
Nic - Lead CrossFit RHC Instructor
Lindy - CrossFit RHC Instructor
CrossFit RHC is a small group personal training class that optimizes fitness by using varied functional movements performed at high intensity. Using a combination of barbell training, bodyweight gymnastics, and cardio, CrossFit prepares you for any physical contingency known and unknown.
Riverside Health Club
2225 Riverside Drive
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Click here for Crossfit Schedule. Select "X Studio" under the "All Studios" drop down menu.
CrossFit RHC classes are available to Riverside Health Club members. These classes are sold as monthly packages.
Sign up at Customer Service or by calling 360-424-4200.
Monthly Billing Available
Our CrossFit instructors can conduct personal training in the X-Studio just like any of our other Personal Trainers, but they are qualified specifically to help out with CrossFit skills, such as:
-Improving weightlifting technique (Clean, Jerk, Snatch, Squat, Deadlift, Press)
-Developing gymnastic progressions (such as muscle-ups & handstand push-ups)
-Improving WOD scores & times
Prices are the same as Personal Training, starting at $65/hr, with lower hourly prices when purchased in larger packages or as monthly recurring services, conveniently auto-billed to their club account.
Courtesy of CrossFit Inc.