The Hip Thruster – Now in the UK and Europe

I’m excited to announce that the Hip Thruster is now available in the UK and the rest of Europe!

After launching the Hip Thruster in the US just over 2 months ago, I can’t tell you how many emails I’ve received from people all over Europe, asking when it would be made available there. So to make it available as quickly as possible, I enlisted the help of my friend Chris Beardsley, who lives in the UK, and together we partnered with Metal Rhino, an amazingly innovative gym equipment manufacturer based in Northern Ireland.

So as of today, if you live in any of the European countries listed, you can buy the Hip Thruster and have it shipped to you within 6 weeks. If you put your order in right now, you will have it just in time to start your New Year’s gym promotion or New Year lifting program at the start of January!

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5 Things You Should Do Everyday

In 1970, the average United States citizen spent $356 on healthcare. This figure rose to $8,402 by 2010.  When ranked as a percentage of GDP, healthcare costs were 7.2% in 1970 and 18% in 2010 (1). As you can see, healthcare costs have risen tremendously over the years. It is therefore in all or our financial best interests to take care of our bodies. Here are five such things that you should probably do every single day; things that will help you maintain proper functioning and prevent costly medical expenses later on in life.

Deep Squat

Why it’s a good idea:  The deep squat will help you maintain your hip flexion mobility (a technical way of saying that you’ll retain the ability to squat all the way down) throughout life. The deep squat is performed much more commonly in many Asian and Middle East countries and requires 95-130 degrees of hip flexion and 110-165 degrees of knee flexion (which is a lot of range of motion) (2,3). If you use this ability, you’ll keep it. If you don’t, however, you’ll lose it. Dr. Stuart McGill started performing this drill daily and credits it for helping him retain his hip function and prevent hip replacement surgery (4). If you’re a lifter, you want to retain your deep squat ability, as it’s been shown to lead to greater vertical jump transfer, quadricep and hamstring hypertrophy, glute activation, hip extension torque, postactivation potentiation, and deep squat strength compared to shallower squatting (5-10).

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Transcribed Interview With Stu McGill

Last month, I posted an audio interview with Dr. Stu McGill HERE. At that time, many readers requested a written transcription of the interview. Well, ask, and you shall receive! By the way, my favorite quote is this:

And what the listeners – I hope they understand – is that it doesn’t matter whether I’m with you (Bret) or Pavel or Dan John or back in the old days of Mel Siff, Zatsiorsky and Gracovetsky, any of these people, we were all good friends. We enjoyed one another. We enjoyed debating. And it was over a beer and peanuts. We knew one another’s kids, all of these things. They came and stayed at houses just like you did.

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Operation Get Strong & Sexy: Final Weeks of Training & Meet Results!

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Welcome to week 5-6 of Operation Get Strong & Sexy. In case you missed the four weeks, click HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE to see what this is all about. Basically, my clients Erin & Sammie decided to set a date for a powerlifting competition. Though they’ve done bodybuilding training and competed in bikini competitions, they’ve never competed or trained for a powerlifting competition. We decided to film and broadcast our journey.

Final Weeks of Training Clip

I’ve been extremely busy over the past few weeks so I haven’t posted an update. However, the training has been incredible and the meet results were phenomenal. Here’s a video highlighting the final weeks of training:

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