by Bret Contreras December 23, 2015
Click HERE to see how the hip thrust compares to the back squat
Click HERE to see how full, front, and parallel squats compare to each other
Which variation produces greater glute activation: barbell hip thrusts, American hip thrusts, or band hip thrusts?
By Bret Contreras
Just today, my team got THIS study published ahead of print in the Journal of Applied Biomechanics. We looked at mean and peak upper glute max, lower glute max, biceps femoris (hammies), and vastus lateralis (quads) during the barbell hip thrust, American hip thrust, and band hip thrust. In case you’re not aware of the different variations, check out this video below:
Here are the tables from the study:
Here are two graphs that didn’t make the study (reviewers tend to think having tables and charts is redundant).
To read the full paper, click HERE (this study is published ahead of print so it’s not formatted yet, hence the ugly appearance).
The Hip Thruster is the best way to do the hip thrust – stable and versatile!
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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...
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...
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