Just Fly Performance Podcast
About This Show
The Just Fly Performance Podcast is dedicated to all aspects of athletic performance training, with an emphasis on speed and power development. Featured on the show are coaches and experts in the spectrum of sport performance, ranging from strength and conditioning, to track and field, to sport psychology. Hosted by Joel Smith, the Just Fly Performance Podcast brings you some of the best information on modern athletic performance available.
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31: Bret Contreras | Sponsored by SimpliFaster
5 days ago
This week’s guest is Dr. Bret Contreras. Bret rose to fitness fame a decade ago when he showed the world the “hip thrust” exercise, and wrote a series of excellent articles for T-Nation on hip extension training. Since then Bret has been pumping out top-notch information through his blog bretcontreras.com on not just glute training, but a variety of areas related to sports performance, including that of speed and sprinting.
Bret has been a major contributor to the field of sport science on all things hip extension. Although Bret has done a lot on the scientific side of things, it is out of his experience as a trainer that things like the hip thrust were born, and Bret continually makes it a point to have an active clientele to train.
On the podcast today, I’ll ask Bret questions on many aspects strength, speed training, and transfer. If you work with anyone who wants to run faster, the hip thrust often finds its way into the conversation. Bret’s unbiased mind in the arena has allowed him a clear view on how to look at research and factors that make people fast (and corresponding special exercise considerations).
I feel a lot of coaches (including myself) have heard things in the speed training world for so long that we take them for granted, but Bret’s knowledge of current research and open-mindedness on the topic is what makes this podcast is a must listen for anyone interested in the role hip extension and the hamstrings play in athletic speed, along with ideas on how to best train it.
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