by Bret Contreras October 04, 2012
On Tuesday I was interviewed on The Jack-n-Out-Connection. These guys are very funny. They’re associated with Fitocracy; a fitness website that has built up a lot of steam over the past year due to excellent community involvement.
The interview is an hour long and we mostly discussed all things glute-related. Biomechanics of hip thrusts, how to prevent glute soreness, strongest pound for pound female glutes, why the squat isn’t always the end-all-be-all of lower body exercises, disgruntled bodybuilder story whose glute strength couldn’t match up with a woman’s, how to feel the burn in the glutes, a historical parallel with the hip thrust and the bench press, and much more.
I think it’s a good mix of humor and science.
By the way, tomorrow I’ll have an excellent Random Thoughts post for you.
And next week I have a really good post to share that I worked on for several days (trying to decide whether to split it up into different parts or not).
Also, since I discussed female glute strength in the podcast, I decided to upload these two videos to show Sammie’s incredible relative hip thrust strength. Here she is doing 285 x 12 and 335 x 5. Looks like Kellie Davis has some competition for strongest pound for pound glutes!
Here we decided to see who could get more reps with 245 pounds (this is double-bodyweight or 200% loading for Sammie but only 115% loading for me) – Sammie vs. Me. I barely beat her.
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by Bret Contreras July 20, 2016
Sports science and strength and conditioning experts have been speculating about the mechanisms that create skeletal muscle hypertrophy for decades. One of the first mainstream fitness writers to summarize the...
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by Bret Contreras July 31, 2014
Below is an interview from Jukka Mäennenä. Jukka recently interviewed me for ProBody Magazine (a Finnish magazine) and was kind enough to translate the interview into English. This interview took place...
by Bret Contreras October 22, 2013
I’m very excited to post this guest blog from Kellie Davis where she interviews her client Meg about her recent success. You’re gonna love this. Congratulations Meg, you rock! When you initially...
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