Bret Contreras

BRET CONTRERAS, PhD, CSCS, *D, is a teacher, innovator, personal trainer, bestselling author, researcher, international lecturer, and lifter. Best known for his glute training methods, he has established himself as the world's leading expert in gluteal muscle functioning and development, strength training, and program design. In addition to developing a comprehensive glute training system, Bret discovered and popularized the barbell hip thrust exercise and invented the Hip Thruster and Skorcher machines. He is the author of bestselling books Bodyweight Strength Training Anatomy (Human Kinetics, 2014) and Strong Curves (Victory Belt, 2013) and has published over fifty peer-reviewed studies on strength training. He has also contributed to well-known industry publications including Men's Health, Men's Fitness, Oxygen, and Muscle & Fitness. Bret owns and operates the Glute Lab Gym in San Diego, California, and continues to publish articles and coach Read More chevron_right