The Barbell Hip Thrust Exercise
The barbell hip thrust is often performed as a means to enhance lower extremity strength, power, and muscle hypertrophy (1–5). Because of the horizontal loads encountered and forces generated during the exercise, it has been used to improve running speed and athletic performance (1,8). The barbell hip thrust exercise is considered a safe activity for developing strength throughout the entire range of hip extension. According to Contreras et al. (3), muscle tension occurs throughout the exercise and, as opposed to other hip strengthening exercises, is maximized at the point of lockout when the hip joint is in its end range of neutral or slight hyperextension.
Ronai, P. (2021). The barbell hip thrust exercise. ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal, 25(2), 33-37. Doi: 10.1249/FIT.0000000000000646
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