The CrossFit stimulus—constantly varied high-intensity functional movement coupled with meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch, and no sugar—prepares you for the demands of a healthy, functional, independent life and provides a hedge against chronic disease and incapacity. This stimulus is elegant in the mathematical sense of being marked by simplicity and efficacy. The proven elements of this broad, general, and inclusive fitness, in terms of both movement and nutrition, are what we term our CrossFit Essentials.
"The thruster is the artful combination of the front squat and the push press. But you might not know how to blend these two movements seamlessly. Doing so requires a unique grip and variable elbow position in order to efficiently transition the bar from the front squat to the drive overhead" (CrossFit Journal, 2017). Here, CrossFit Level 3 Trainer Leah Polaski breaks down the thruster for CrossFit Level 1 participants in Shanghai, China.WatchCueing the Thruster