Also known as a squat press, this is my all time favourite exercise. If you only had time to do one exercise, this would be it!
The Thruster works the upper and lower body as well as the core. Working all of these muscle groups can lead to an increase in strength and tone as well as burning a lot of calories!
This can be performed with dumbbells, a barbell or a kettle bell:
Stand with your feet hip width apart with dumbbells/bar in front of the shoulders
Bringing your hips back, squat down so that your knees stay behind your toes
Stand up with a small bend at your knees and press the dumbbells/bar vertically overhead
Follow the exercise for 6-8 continuous repetitions. Do this for 4 sets for a quick, high compound workout! As your confidence and strength grows, follow the exercise for 10-12 repetitions on each set.