by Bret Contreras April 20, 2012
Hi folks! Here’s a video I recorded the other day on walking glute activation drills. I actually alluded to these in a random thoughts post I wrote last week (Craig Liebenson teaches these at his seminar), and coincidentally a brand new study recently emerged examining glute activation during monster walks and sumo walks with 3 different band placements. In a nutshell, the forefoot placement elicits greater glute medius and glute maximus activation compared to the ankle or knee placements, due to the additive hip external rotation torque (combined with the hip abduction torque). I’m not sure if the researchers mentioned this or not, but I believe the bands get stretched further when they’re placed more distally as well. Check it out:
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by Jamie DeRevere December 09, 2018
Update: I wrote this blogpost a month ago, but someone hacked my blog so I couldn’t post it. Over the past four weeks since performing this experiment, I’ve gone on...
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by Bret Contreras August 17, 2017
The results are in: Going 5 weeks without any lower body barbell training (I did smith machine squats, lever machine squats, smith machine good mornings, lever machine good mornings, hammer...
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by Bret Contreras July 27, 2017
The hip thrust has gained a lot of momentum in the past decade, and people employ the hip thrust in their training for a variety of reasons. I recently polled...
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