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Bret Contreras, PhD, MS, CSCS, has become known in the strength
and conditioning industry as the Glute Guy because of his expertise in
helping clients develop strong, shapely glutes. In 2015 he earned his
PhD in sport science from the Auckland University of Technology in New
Zealand, where he studied under biomechanics expert John Cronin.
Contreras has conducted numerous electromyography experiments in his
As the former owner of Lifts Studio in Scottsdale, Arizona, Contreras
worked closely with hundreds of clients ranging from sedentary people to
elite athletes, and he invented a glute-strengthening machine called the
Hip Thruster. He currently trains figure competitors, writes programs
for clients from all over the world, and consults for various
professional sport teams. He is the author of the bestselling book Bodyweight
Strength Training Anatomy (Human Kinetics, 2014) and coauthor of Strong
Curves (Victory Belt, 2013).
Contreras is a distinguished lecturer in strength and conditioning,
presenting at many conferences throughout the United States, including
those hosted by the National Strength and Conditioning Association
(NSCA). He is editor in chief of the NCSA’s Personal Training
Quarterly and cofounder of Strength & Conditioning Research Review.
He is a peer-reviewed author and regular contributor to well-known
industry publications including Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness,
Oxygen, and MuscleMag. Oxygen magazine voted him the
Glute Expert in their 2010 glutes edition. Contreras maintains the
Strength of Evidence Podcast, where he discusses important topics in
strength and conditioning.
"Bret Contreras is hands down one of the top fitness professionals.
If you want to learn the science and art of bodyweight training, there
is no better resource than Bret's book, Bodyweight Strength Training
Brad Schoenfeld, MSc, CSCS, CSPS-- Author of The M.A.X. Muscle
“Bret Contreras is extremely knowledgeable about biomechanics, and Bodyweight
Strength Training Anatomy is a tremendous resource for anyone wanting
a better understanding of performing bodyweight exercises.”
Joe Dowdell, CSCS -- Founder and Owner of Peak Performance, New