Category Archives: Products

Hip Thruster Update

Hi fitness friends!

It’s been just over a year since I launched the Hip Thruster unit, so I felt that an update was in order. Originally, I assumed that Hip Thrusters would mostly be purchased by women seeking better butts from their own homes, but there are now Hip Thruster units around the world in gyms ranging from dingy garages to pro sports team training facilities. Don’t get me wrong, I still think that Hip Thruster’s greatest application is in helping women build their backsides due to the possibility of daily band hip thrusts, but I also believe that every pro sports team should have several Hip Thrusters for ease of hip thrusting with the athletes (assuming space permits).

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New and improved Strength & Conditioning Research Free Newsletter

Chris and I launched our monthly research review service back in February 2012. Since then, we’ve published 21 editions and we are rapidly approaching the start of our third year in existence!

From the beginning, we have tried to provide our subscribers with only the very best reviews of the most up-to-date research. This is because we believe that sports science is crucially important for helping you and your clients or athletes achieve the best possible results.

However, we know that some people aren’t sure whether reading reviews of up to 50 of the latest sports science studies is something for them. We’ve heard some people say that the technical jargon is too daunting, others find it hard to implement the information into their training practices, and others struggle to find the time to read it all, every month.

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Jumping Biomechanics & Research

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Last February, Chris and I released our SPRINTING product which summarized the best research in sprinting. Now, we’re releasing our JUMPING product to accompany the sprint research and further allow athletes and coaches to improve their understanding and performance. 

Jumping is one of the most important athletic skills for team sports athletes and is a key element of rugby, soccer and basketball. The NFL implements a test battery at its annual combine that includes both vertical and horizontal jumps. Track & Field has a number of jumping events dedicated to it, including the long jump, high jump and triple jump.

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Hip Extensor Training: Scientific Hypertrophy of the Posterior Chain

Five months ago, my colleague Chris Beardsley and I released Hip Extension Torque: The Scientific Guide to the Posterior Chain. Hip Extension Torque was very well received among lifters, athletes, coaches, physical therapists, sports scientists, and researchers, and it covered a ton of biomechanical material, mostly focusing on torque calculations (297 pages).

Since then, we’ve been working diligently on the companion to this product, and we finally completed it. Essentially, we reviewed every relevant gluteal EMG and hamstrings EMG study that we could get our hands on (probably over 300 in total). We are proud to announce the release of Hip Extension Training: Scientific Hypertrophy of the Posterior Chain. Hip Extension Training is 315 pages of charts, graphs, and images that will help you understand the workings of the gluteals and hamstrings.

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