UK Hip Thrust Championships 2013

By November 23, 2013 Announcements

Earlier this week, I was thrilled to be announcing that the Hip Thruster is now available in the UK and the rest of Europe! If you didn’t see that announcement, don’t miss out on our opening offer! Click HERE and check out our opening offer of 10% off the list price.

Now, I am really excited to announce that Hip Thruster UK and Europe are having a launch party on Saturday, 14th December. As part of that launch party, they are holding the world’s first Hip Thrust Championships, in Manchester, UK. Here are the details!


UK Hip Thrust Championships 2013

What can you expect from the world’s first Hip Thrust Championships? Here’s the low-down:

  • Full day of competition
  • All competition hip thrusts performed on Hip Thrusters
  • Every lift judged individually by sports scientists with biomechanics expertise
  • Warm-up Hip Thruster available all day for sole use by competition participants
  • Hip Thruster shop available on the day to order a Hip Thruster for delivery
  • Other stalls available, including protein powders, supplements and healthy nutritious snacks
  • Four lifting categories: men’s >90kg, men’s <90kg, women’s >60kg, and women’s <60kg.
  • Prizes for each category provided by our sponsors (see below for details!)

I am really disappointed that I can’t justify the cost of flying over the Atlantic to take part, as I know I would walk home with the men’s >90kg prize at least!

The event sponsors

I am excited to see that a number of really cool companies have already stepped forward to help sponsor the event, supporting it by providing prizes and helping in other ways. Here they all are:

Enter the Hip Thrust Championships now!

If you live in the UK and regularly do hip thrusts, you won’t regret going along to this event and just taking part. It is a great chance just to go along and try a Hip Thruster out to see how you like it. It’s also a great chance to meet like-minded people…

Click HERE to enter now! There’s an early bird discount to £9.99 if you enter in the next 7 days. After that, the entry fee goes up…



  • santiago says:

    what do you mean not justified!!!??!?!?! its your baby!!!

    GOO!!!! do credit card or whatever

    you know you want to go!!!

    just do it!!!

    • Bret says:

      What about my responsibilities at Glute Lab? Trust me I want to very badly. Just too darn busy here.

      • volpi says:

        The world is not coming to an end if you’re gone for a few days. Blow $1,000 on a 4-day trip you will never forget! The experience is worth putting everything else on hold for a few days. Think big picture. 4 days won’t make a difference in your PhD, but there is only one chance to be part of the first world championship of your baby!

      • Annalise says:

        Yeah, put those assistants to work! 😉

  • Derrick Blanton says:

    The raucous crowd is chanting: “Staley…Staley…Staley…”

    Meet Announcer: “298 on the bar. 298 kilos, that’s 657 American pounds. This will be for the championship. The bar is up! And Staley does it!!! It’s all over, it’s all over…it’s — ”

    Offscreen Voice, Cockney accent: “Bloody hold on! We have one more thruster! Stop the medal ceremony!”

    An ominous hush suddenly fills the room as the bewildered crowd crane their necks to get a better view.

    An obviously jet-lagged Contreras slowly walks to the staging area with a grim look on his face. He is wearing purple spandex.

    The rowdy Brits are instantly hushed, awed. They stare in silence at the Spandex-clad American challenging his fellow American. His former training partner, no less. Is there bad blood between the two?

    BC tugs on his purple briefs which are digging into his thighs:

    “675”, he utters tersely.

    Staley looks like somebody just kicked him in the gut.

    It starts slowly. A young Irish kid initiates the solitary chant: “BC, BC, BC…”

    The chant begins to pick up steam, as Contreras approaches the Hip Thruster.

    He looks up at Charles. There is such love and respect between these two warriors.

    “Sorry, Charlie”, he whispers, eyes glistening. Is he tearing up with emotion, or are those shorts simply causing enormous discomfort?

    The crowd has reached a crescendo.

    Announcer: “Here he goes! The ORIGINAL hip thruster, the master at 675!!! And…”

    (Slow motion. We zoom in on Bret’s purple hips lurching into the bar…For an instant, nothing happens. Slowly the bar begins to raise, as though pulled upwards from the heavens. CLOSE UP: Staley. The Irish Kid. and…

    We freeze frame and fade to black, as Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin” begins to play.)

    • Bret says:

      Hahahaha! You are one funny motherf$%#er Derrick. LMAO.

    • Alex says:

      Purple?!? Why are the spandex PURPLE!!! Try living that down, Contreras!

      Love the bit about them gazing “oh so wistfully” into each other’s eyes…

      • Derrick Blanton says:

        Hmmm…you do bring up a good point, Alex.

        “Get me wardrobe on the two-way…”


        “Yeah, hey, can you guys have a pair of really tight, short “jorts” as backup in case the purple Spandex gag doesn’t work? Awesome, thanks…Staley? I thought we agreed that we were going with the snazzy black and yellow Adidas tracksuit warmups…Perfect…”

        Dammit, Alex, stop distracting me! I can’t work on the screenplay right now, I’m too busy obsessing about quads and knee stability!

        (But this movie is SO going to happen…bwahahahaha!!)

    • Joe says:

      I love it!! Purple spandex! You could do one of those short 5 minute films and put it on the web. Probably would win an award!

      • Derrick Blanton says:

        Oh sure, Joe…Go ahead and further derail my thought process on how we’ve been looking at the hamstring/quad knee stability relationship ass-backwards.

        Fine, I’m gonna run with the screenplay now. But I have much bigger designs for “Hip Thrust, the Movie” than some Funny or Die blurb.

        (We’re going global on this one, baby!)

  • Damon Amato says:

    Any idea what the >90kg winner might hit? I can squeeze out about 575lb right now.

  • chuck says:

    i am curious from a judging standpoint, what criteria need to be satisfied to constitute a legal lift?

    • Bret says:

      Not sure this is Chris’s competition, but I’d say full hip extension is the main thing I’d look for, and possibly a 1-second pause at lockout.

  • CoachGG says:

    Nice one Bret!

    Got a client who is doing 405 lbs for 5 clean reps with iso hold on the last rep – she is at 120 lbs bw. I got 585 lbs for 10reps few months ago @ 185 lbs – next year i am in!

  • Ervin Domanski says:

    Funny how you have to make up your own competition because you can’t hang in any other competitive field!

  • Brian Dobens says:

    Haters gonna hate.

  • Sue says:

    What a shame you aren’t coming over. I was really excited – I’m based in Manchester and follow your posts. I was thinking, yeah, Bret might be in UK. Never mind, will just have to keep reading.

  • Mal says:

    Until someone invents a hip thruster machine that makes it easier to use barbells without spotting/assistance, I’ll keep using a low bench.

    Dont mean to be harsh Bret, but it really needs to have a mechanism, to facilitate loaded lifts.

    • Bret says:

      Mal, it’s not hard to design that, but with these new implements the cost goes up. I wanted the original hip thruster design to be bare bones. Over time I’m sure we’ll come out with more robust models. I appreciate your feedback…it’s not harsh at all! Thanks!

  • Marianne says:

    What I want to know is why the UK competition is not in BELFAST???

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