Bret Contreras, PhD, CSCS

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The Exercise Efficiency Guide

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Here is something I've been working on for the past several months. My hope is that this guide helps others determine the effectiveness of an exercise on their own, without…

Hip Thrust: Hinge vs. Scoop Method

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When I first started coaching the barbell hip thrust in 2006, the main goal was to push the hips as high as possible at the top of each rep. Admittingly,…

Do Coaching Cues Matter for Pain & Injury Prevention?

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I recently made a post on Instagram that upset some physical therapists, strength coaches, and pain scientists, who felt I wasn't being evidence-based. Although I've read a lot of research on the…

Recent Glute and Hip Thrust Research for 2020-2021

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I would like to try to do this at the beginning of each year - that is, post titles and links to abstracts of all the glute and hip thrust…

Hip Thrust Variations Survey Results

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A couple of months ago, I put together this survey to get up-to-date data on all things hip thrusts. I promised I would share the results so I'll be going…

50+ Exercises Named After People

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If you're new to strength & conditioning, you might find our exercise naming system to be quite confusing. Some exercises are logical in naming, for example a high bar full…