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By October 10, 2014 Announcements

Hi Fitness Friends, here are some quick updates for you.

First Study for PhD Has Been Submitted

I just submitted the first study for my PhD two days ago. It always takes several months to get accepted, so I have to be patient. I’m very excited for you guys to see this research so hopefully it gets accepted (and gets accepted quickly).

NSCA Personal Trainer Conference

Last weekend I was in Washington D.C. presenting on glute training for the NSCA Personal Trainer Conference. I had a great time and met some enthusiastic and talented personal trainers. I also got to hang out with my friends Brad Schoenfeld, Alan Aragon, Nick Tumminello, Tony Gentilcore, Dean Somerset, Chad Waterbury, James Krieger, and Jason Silvernail, which was a blast.


NSCA Personal Training Conference 2014

Flex Magazine Column

For some strange reason, the fitness magazines are finally starting to reach out to me. I’ve contributed to Men’s Health dozens of times and also Men’s Fitness and Shape, but lately it’s been crazy. Flex Magazine recently asked me to write a monthly column for them, and I accepted. I think my first column will appear in the November issue.

FitnessRX for Women Online Column

FitnessRX for Women Online also just asked me to start writing for them, and I accepted. They want me to choose between writing a monthly feature on either glutes or fitness myths. I’m still undecided, but I think I’m leaning towards the fitness myths.

Muscle & Fitness Hers Article

Muscle & Fitness Hers recently asked me to write them a glute workout for their magazine. They told me that they’d have a model shoot the pics, and lo and behold the model ended up being my friend Nathalia Melo. Can’t wait to see the article when it appears.


Nathalia and Bret

Experience Life Article

Finally, Experience Life Magazine just interviewed me for an article and had me provide them with some simple glute workouts. I think this is for their March edition, so it won’t be out for several more months.

Epic Fitness Summit

I’ll be speaking at next year’s EPIC Fitness Summit in the UK on May 15, 2015 at 3-5 pm. Some of my favorite speakers will be there, including Brad Schoenfeld, Alan Aragon, Menno Henselmans, Spencer Nadolsky, Greg Nuckols, Jose Antonio, and many more to come. It’s a rockstar line-up. They even made me my own playing card which is pretty badass if I must say so. Here’s the website: http://www.epic-summit.co.uk/welcome/


Glute Squad

I haven’t yet discussed this on my blog, but in mid-July I started training another glute squad. Every Monday and Friday, I train around 6 different women. One of them is my stepmom who I wrote about HERE, and I’ve featured many of the others on my Instagram channel over the past few months.


Ciji hip thrusting

The reason why I’m telling you about the squad now is because in just 10 weeks, all 6 of them are hip thrusting at least 225 lbs for 3 reps. The strongest can hip thrust 315 lbs for 3 reps. They all started out with between 65 lbs and 135 lbs, but now they’re much much stronger. Most of the time I have them thrusting in the 8-20 rep range, but sometimes I load up the weight and see what they can do.

MMA Fighters Hip Thrusts

Lately I’ve noticed that hip thrusts are catching on in MMA. First there was Jon Jones doing barbell glute bridges HERE. Then recently Ryan Bader posted a pic of him doing hip thrusts HERE (and single leg hip thrusts HERE). And finally my friend Ben Bruno posted a video of his client Brendon Schaub hip thrusting HERE (I think he’s using 495 lbs here). It’s about time!


Ryan Bader hip thrusting

Why I Want a Huge Ass

My friend Jonnie Candito posted this video today. I’m in complete agreement with what he said. The way I see it, not wanting glutes is like not wanting testicles!

Have a great weekend!


  • John Buns says:

    Congrats Bret! Great Accomplishments!

  • Rin-On says:

    Congrats Bret! I definitely think you busting some fitness myths in a monthly column is much needed 🙂

  • Olivia says:

    Rock on Bret! Hope I’ll make it to the EPIC Summit and shake hands with The Glute Master!

  • Kellie says:

    Congrats all around! So proud! I agree that fitness myths would be best.

  • Chris says:

    Im unsure about myths vs glute (first of all, a pretty strange decision for a mag to ask of you): Sure there are a ton myths out, but at the same time there are already also a ton of mythbusting activities out there, most of which are either celebrated by those who dont believe the myths anyway or ignored or fought against by those who believe them. Only some people may be convinced this way and change their minds.

    I find constructive examples of what you can do more helpful than of what you shouldnt.

    Maybe you can do both: explain a certain mechanism (“Why and when do muscles grow?”), bust a myth along the way, and give a short template how to put the newly gathered information into practice (“And that is one good strength program for the next weeks:”).

  • Congrats Bret! Looking forward to seeing more of you work in the mags. Super Exciting =)

  • Dunkman says:

    Very glad all of this is going on for you Bret. It’s easy to say that it’s all about hard work (and it is to a large degree) but I have to think that the engaging way you deal with people has also played a big role. Keep up the great work, but also the great attitude. You are making a difference out there.

  • Sergio says:

    The price is fine Bret, but why does it cost 633 Euros (a lot more than 599 American dollars) to buy it in Europe if there is a stock in UK? A bit unfair for us.

    • Bret says:

      Sergio, trust me I understand your frustration, but it was very challenging to get the UK operation underway, and supplies cost more there. Like I said, it’s a specialty item for those willing to pay (I’m one of these types, I’ve bought everything I think would benefit my health and training regardless of cost), but I think it’s worth the cost in the long run. You can’t put a pricetag on stronger glutes, especially if it prevents injuries from occurring.

  • BCC says:

    A sincere congratulations and thank you for everything you’re doing for the industry. I tip my hat to you, Bret. Also, I’m sure you know this, but your Hip Thruster is impossibly well priced. In addition to being affordable to being with people need to remember it will last forever! No electronics, no parts that need to be replaced and zero maintenance. And really no storage either if you slide it under your bed where just the bench is outside the bed frame. With some beds, you can slide the entire Hip Thruster right under the bed. Try attempting to hid some of the other equipment you mentioned. I now have a Reverse Hyper in my living room, lol. Oh well…

    • Bret says:

      I appreciate the support BCC and am very happy to hear your thoughts on the Hip Thruster. I agree with you and I considered these things when designing the unit with Sorinex. Much appreciated!

  • Sarah says:

    Hi Bret,

    congratulations for all your achievements, in particular your study for the PhD.

    Changing the subject, do you know if Sorinex delivers the Hip Thruster in Western Europe as well?


  • Jeff says:

    Congrats on all the accomplishments Bret you are the man and know what you want and how to get there.

    MMA fighters should totally being doing this exercise for bottom escaping reasons.

  • ggs says:

    Hip Thruster priced well… thanks for all the info you give us free….Currently saving my pennies…. will own one someday….

  • Jennifer Love says:

    Congratulations to your well-deserved recognition and submission of your first PhD study!
    All the best to you and yours!

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