Physical Therapy Assistant Guide

Welcome to the PTA Guide, a physical therapy assistant education & career resource. We have everything you need to become a licensed PTA in your state. A few of the helpful things that you'll find here are information resources by state such as tools and info on PTA Schools, PTA license requirements, PTA Jobs, PTA salary data for states & major cities.
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WOW #5: Dumbbell Thrusters Workout


Work Out Wednesday #5 – Dumbbell Thruster Exercise

Dumbbell thrusters are a great full body workout that will build strength and muscle while improving flexibility and range of motion. When performing dumbbell thrusters the shoulders, triceps, core, glutes, hamstrings, and quads are all targeted.

Dumbbell thrusters are an explosive movement that are great for athletes to practice. Anyone looking to stay healthy and fit with full range of motion should also practice dumbbell thrusters. It is important to perform them properly to avoid injury, so physical therapy assistants should offer instruction and training to their patients on how to perform dumbbell thrusters.

How to do dumbbell thrusters

This video demonstrates how to do a dumbbell thruster properly.

Dumbbell Thruster Tabata

Here is a tabata workout doing dumbbell thrusters, shown using 35 lbs.

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Dumbbell thrusters are great for athletes and any physical therapy patients looking to improve flexibility, strength, and range of motion throughout their shoulders, core, and legs. PTAs should be well versed with this movement and teach their patients how to properly perform dumbbell thrusters.

Have you tried dumbbell thrusters? Do you tell your therapy patients to do dumbbell thrusters? If so, tell us about it in the comments below! 🙂

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