Every week or two, somebody tags me hoping I’ll chime in on a Facebook debate surrounding the hip thrust exercise. I wanted to write this response to save me time so that from now on I can just post this link (others can just post this link as well). Here’s how the arguments usually go:
- Attractive woman mentions on Facebook that she loves hip thrusts
- Psychic broseph with no experience with the hip thrust comments that she should just do squats and deadlifts and quit wasting her time with silly exercises
- Attractive woman replies, stating that she’s seen better results in glute development with hip thrusts in just a few months than she has in the previous year or two with squats and deadlifts
- Strong psychic broseph says that she’s just imagining things and that she doesn’t need to do them since squats and deadlifts reign superior for all things strength and hypertrophy related
A rational lifter would simply reply by saying something like, “That’s very interesting; I’m going to learn more about the biomechanics of that exercise and start working it into my routine.” Sadly, this is rarely the case these days. If you’re close-minded, then I can’t help you. But if you want to learn the science and biomechanics of glute training, then please continue reading. Here is my response to the psychic brosephs who claim to know about the hip thrust despite having no experience with the exercise.