Are thrusters a good workout?
Because of these mechanics, thrusters work most of your major muscle groups including your posterior chain (legs, back, glutes), your upper trunk (shoulders, arms), and your core all at once. Maximum bang for your fitness buck. Also the reason they’ve earned the reputation as being one of the most draining exercises.
Do thrusters burn fat?
The thruster is another full body, compound movement that is outstanding for burning fat and building functional strength. It combines a squat and an overhead press, which uses more than 15 muscles per repetition. Add this to your repertoire and you’re on your way to an impressive physique.
Are thrusters better than squats?
You have probably heard someone say, “If you want to get better glutes, squatting is the way to go.” Recently, though, hip thrusters have gained momentum as the best exercise for glute development. Although, there is no concrete evidence that one is better than the other, some studies have been done (also here).