Squat thrust with push-up is a classic whole body, body weight strengthening exercise. This move is intense. And if done as a plyometric, you will see your heart rate increasing very quickly.
How to do a Squat Thrust with Push-up:
Start with your feet shoulder width apart. Squat down quickly and place your hands on the floor by your feet kick your legs out until you land in a standard push-up position. Do a normal push-up then jump to your feet and squat backup. This whole exercise is done quickly. Repeat.
Muscle group worked:
Squat thrust with push-up definitely strengthens the entire body of focus is mostly on two major body regions. The first is your chest. While you are doing the push-up you are strengthening this area. The second region is your legs. While you are doing squats you are strengthening this area. The transitions in between work the rest!
Target Repetitions for Muscle Growth: 6-8
Target Repetitions for Muscle Tone/Endurance: 8-12
Why a Squat Thrust with Push-up works:
The reason squat thrust with push-up is effective is because the combination of two classic exercises, the push-up and the squat. By putting these together in one exercise you get the best of both worlds all wrapped up into one!
Tips: The best tip for this exercise is to do it quickly. Don’t stop in the middle unless you’re feeling tremendous fatigue. If so, rest briefly, then finish the exercise.
Important!: Breathe in as you lower your body toward the floor. Breathe out as you do the push-up and squat back up.
Disclaimer: Talk to your primary care physician before beginning any exercise regimen.