by Bret Contreras February 10, 2014
Over the weekend, I was talking to a fellow personal trainer who wanted to know how I became known as the expert in glute training. I thought about this for a minute and realized something important. You see, although I’d conducted numerous EMG experiments and biomechanical analyses, my popularity didn’t really take off until I started regularly posting before-and-after pictures. While EMG experiments and biomechanical analyses are cool, they don’t seem to pack as much of a punch compared to testimonials and success pictures. I suppose it all goes hand in hand.
It’s not easy to reshape the glutes, and in my opinion, most programs fall far short of the mark in terms of eliciting the optimal glute shaping stimulus. I’ve made sure that the glute training programs that I write (along with my colleague Kellie Davis) deliver the goods. This is evidenced by the numerous clients and readership who have seen incredible results from these programs.
It occurred to me that I’ve never reached out to my readership to request progress pictures. If you’ve seen great progress with the hip thrust and my training programs, please post your pictures on social media (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook) and tag me so that I can capture them and add them to my TESTIMONIALS page. Alternatively, you could send them to me via my Facebook Fitness page. If you add in a comment, I’ll post on my random thoughts articles as well. I have 80 pictures so far but I’d love to have far more.
Before/after pics are great, but if you don’t have before pics, a picture showing off your current glute power will suffice. If you’re proud of that booty, show it off and become part of the glute gang. It doesn’t have to be amazing – just the byproduct of hard work and consistency. Let’s keep spreading the glute gospel and improving the way that women and men train their glutes worldwide.
Comments will be approved before showing up.
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...
The post The 8-Week Hip Thrust / Leg Extension / Nordic Ham Curl Experiment appeared first on Bret Contreras.
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...
The post The No Barbell Experiment On Squat And Deadlift And Hip Thrust Strength: The Results appeared first on Bret Contreras.
by Bret Contreras July 07, 2017
I’ve decided to conduct a little experiment on myself. For no good reason aside from curiosity and pure passion for strength training science, I am going to perform zero barbell...
The post The No Barbell Experiment on Squat and Deadlift and Hip Thrust Strength appeared first on Bret Contreras.
Welcome to the online store of Bret Contreras, considered by many to be the world’s foremost expert on glute training. Here you can purchase Personalised Programming, access to seminars, the Hip Thruster and more.
Sign up to get the latest on sales, new releases and more …