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Walk into almost any gym or health in the WORLD (trust me, I do) and you will see at least one young woman draped over a bench awkwardly balancing a barbell across her hips as she attempts to do the Hip Thrust - one of the most effective exercises for helping improve sprint speed.
Wait, what? Is that why all of those young women are lying on their backs pressing barbells into the air with their hips, it's to improve their ten-meter acceleration?
Most likely not, but research on the Hip Thrust has produced some interesting evidence to suggest that the exercise is great for performance as well as appearance. On this episode of All About Fitness, Bret Contreras, PhD, drops by to share how he got the idea for creating the Hip Thrust exercise; in addition, we talk about the benefits of the exercise and what the research data is showing. Be prepared to learn All About the Hip Thrust with the Glute Guy, Bret Contreras!
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