Squat thrust is truly explosive! You make your legs move quickly and you start perspiring before you know it. In terms of effectiveness, it is a great exercise, but I'm not a huge fan.
Sure, I do it pretty often, but I tend to do each repetition a little slower because it hurts my knee quite a bit. But if you are looking to improve your jumping ability, this is one (but not the only) great workout.
While I suggest that you should try to be as fast as possible, listen to your body. If your joints are screaming bloody murder at you, slow down.
The important thing is not to overdo it, especially if you are new to working out. Yes, you might start out slow, but you will build strength over time, and be lightning quick in future!
I also must highlight another point. If you are slightly heavier, please talk to your physician, or engage in lower-impact exercises before trying this, as it can be damaging on your joints.
Since this exercise has a high impact on your toes while you kick out and so on, please put on proper shoes to provide the necessary cushioning.
Some other fitness magazines or websites might suggest some method of increasing the difficulty of this workout, but I honestly feel that it is challenging enough.
Using weights and such might cause injuries because of the nature of this exercise. The only way to challenge yourself, is to try doing more repetitions on top of my suggested 8.
You guessed it. They suffered from injuries, had depression because they were self-conscious and insecure.
Exercise is extremely beneficial. But it is not something that you achieve overnight. It takes time.
I think that that's the hardest part. Accepting that changes happen over time. But once you have accepted that, nothing will stop you from exercising regularly and staying healthy! So persevere.
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