Podcast with Dr. Bret Contreras
Dr. Bret Contreras is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) from the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) in the USA. He graduated from Arizona State University with a Masters Degree before achieving his PhD in sports science, in the field of biomechanics from Auckland University of Technology. He since contributed to the field of sports science extensively, with his primary contributions being regarding hip extension joint actions, specifically the hip thrust exercise, as well as in relation to the contribution of the gluteus maximus muscle to lower body sporting movement. A famous strength coach, speaker, and researcher, Bret is widely regarded as the world expert on the gluteus maximus and in the resistance training exercises used in its development.
Bret has a great Website which I highly recommend where he publishes blogpost on a regular basis. He also have a great Research Review which he co-authors with Chris Beardsley.
In this podcast Bret and I discussed glute training. Some of the topics we talked about where:
- What is the function of the glute muscles?
- Why is it important to have strong glutes for general health?
- Exercise selection, training frequency and glute activation
- We also talked about a study that Bret conducted where he compared different variations of the hiptrust (barbell, band and American hipthrust).
Bret is one of the speakers at the AFPT convention 2016 in Norway. AFPT have a goal of creating an arena for learning and teaching for all people interested in exercise, health and nutrition. By gathering the best in the business we strive to give you the opportunity to take your knowledge to the next level.The Convention will be filled with lecturers from several different fields of expertise and will give all attendees a broad base of lectures and workshops to attend to make sure that you will be able to get the newest and most groundbreaking research in the field of training, health and nutrition.