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Form Analysis Episode 1

By September 28, 2013October 20th, 2016Form Analysis, Glutes

Welcome to the first form analysis post. This is something that I’d like to do regularly from here on out.

I’ve been doing this a very long time, so hopefully these videos will be helpful for lifters and coaches out there!

These ladies have been doing Strong Curves and wanted to know if their form was good (which is was indeed). Here’s my feedback.

Keep up the great work ladies!!!

I’ll reward your hard work with a male glute pic below.



  • Sara says:

    LOVE this segment. I have always learned so much about my own form by looking at others being critiqued. Looking forward to more!

  • LindsayS says:


  • Amanda says:

    Thanks, Bret! Super helpful as usual. I would LOVE it if these video form critiques became a regular thing.

  • Katie says:

    This is a great addition to your already-awesome site. And thanks for the more female-friendly eye candy.

    Bret, do you offer consultation services? I’m a pretty dedicated athlete and I’ve worked my ass off (or “on”…haha) rehabbing from a 2/3 avulsion tear of my glute medius tendon earlier this year. This summer I was given the all-clear from my doc and physical therapist to resume any-and-all exercise, as tolerated, and I have been rockin’ the Strong Curves program. In fact, the “beginners” program was a transformative addition to my rehab! Rather than asking a question here and hoping for free advice 😉 I would be very interested in (paying for) a Skype session. I have hit some road blocks that stump even the above average ortho, physical therapist, athletic trainer, and personal trainer. If anyone can help, it’s you!

  • Sara says:

    LOVED this post Bret! I agreed with everything you pointed out (goes to show how much I am learning from GetGlutes!). Your commentary along with the videos is an awesome learning tool.

  • Sylvia says:

    Great tips for all my favorite lifts.

  • StevanP says:

    Thanks so much for sharing your time to do this Bret! Helps me too as a coach for these girls. I’m sure they get tired of hearing my same cues and it’s awesome to hear from the Glute man himself. Oh and the girls told me that had they known they would be ‘lifting for Bret’ they would have used more weight 😉

  • Gregory jimenez says:

    Yo bret. wanted your opinion on something please. I have a custom stand-up workstation/office at home a few metres from my home gym. so I decided to=
    cinch 2 bands one up each leg all the way to the groin. they are anchored behind me at glute hight . pulling me into a hip hinge pattern?. there is only medium tension for now. anyway so I flex the lockout and move around against the bands randomly while im at the station reading writing internet etc. I also have an exercise bike I sometime ride at the station not with bands and sometimes just stand normally no bands no bike. whats your opinion on this tonnes of mini reps of lockout. ive been planning to do it for a while. now I have started if feels really natural and comfortable. would like your feedback. and if this turns out to be a big thing/blow up just mention my name would be so cool please. anyway big fan I will increase band tension over time. I spend many hours at this station which used to be sit down. so i will see how it goes. cheers Gregory Jimenez .

  • Ana says:

    Great! Really helpful!
    I would love more videos like this one!
    Thanks, Bret!

  • Alison says:

    Thank you for the pic…uhhhhh I mean pic…no, not the pic! -The pic…darn…still not coming out right!!! The info.. and PIC!!!!

  • Shona says:

    Thank you for this, it is really helpful. More of this would be fab!

  • Maria says:

    Thanks Bret! This is excellent, I learned a lot from watching this critique, especially the vertical tibia on the sumo deadlift, something I haven’t paid attention to before.

    LOVE that last pic…what a way to start the morning 🙂

  • Lynn says:

    Thanks so much for this. Just picked up Strong Curves while I’m finishing your 30 day glute challenge with my current program. I’ve been worried about the neck position during hip thrusts (I rest back frequently). Glad to know that’s okay although I need to start touching my butt to the floor. Please do more.

  • suecoolio says:

    That was super awesome! Great tips to look for in my workout. Thanks Bret!

  • MichelleBV says:

    Loved this! Just discovered you Glute Guy, where have I been??? Ordered Strong Curves, I have lots to learn to get a Badonkadonk!

  • Ruby says:

    Thank you so much for this post. Extremely helpful and just plain awesome!

  • Michelle says:

    Would love to see more video critiques like this. As for the pic – sigh, swoon, yum!

  • Tracey says:

    Super helpful Brett!! Please keep these videos going:)

  • Stephanie says:

    This video was very beneficial. Thank you for posting! I look forward to the next installment.

  • Shannon says:

    Thanks so much for sharing your knowledge! I had Knee Arthroscopic surgery for a meniscal tear in June, I’m having a very slow recovery due to imbalanced weak glutes. You are right on with everything that you teach. I have strong curves and love it!! My physical therapist uses every exercise in the book!

    Thanks again for sharing your expertise on the most important muscle in the body!!!!

  • Anat says:

    Extremely helpful!! Looking forward to seeing more of this, it’s very effective hearing you talk through the various aspects you are looking at to critique the form. Would probably be even more helpful if there were more mistakes, and how you recommend to correct them. These gals were obviously too good!

  • ggs says:

    Enjoyed the video and the critique….very helpful…Thanks for the reward and it wasn’t even my cheat day…

  • Paola says:

    Great Brett! very helpful! Please, more videos and pics like this!

  • Cherie says:

    Stop motion was super duper helpful! Thanks for this~ Great info and reminders!

  • Julia says:

    This was indeed very helpful. I also like the stop motion and the comments. Please keep doing these as well as the added bonus of the very nice pic. Thank you!

  • Connie Ross says:

    thank you so much 🙂 Fantastic and I agree with the others that looking at others form helps me with my own. I have started recording some of my lifts and watching them to get a better idea – and to show my coach!

  • Adam says:

    The form comment on the deficit reverse lunges (moving the weights anteriorly instead of inclining the trunk) is something I see almost everyone do. I like to have them use a barbell or body bar to take that option away.

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