Bret Contreras is considered by many to be the world’s foremost expert on glute training. He has turbo-charged the fitness industry by introducing effective new exercises and training methods for optimal glute development. Bret backs his cutting-edge training methodology with his experience as a gym owner for over a decade training clients full time, but also bringing his practical knowledge into the research setting, where Bret is one of the leading researchers in the fields of exercise and sport science. Along with running one of the most popular website in the fitness industry, BretContreras.com, Bret is a PhD candidate at the AUT awaiting his dissertation defense this year, the founder of the Strength and Conditioning Research Review which breaks down the top research studies throughout the world of exercise science, athletic training, physical therapy and performance on a monthly basis, and has published multiple books of his own over the course of his career. Bret may be most famous in the industry for his presence in large media such as Testosterone Nation, Men’s Health and Men’s Fitness magazines, and a number of other marquee publications. Bret is also the originator of the Hip Thrust movement, which has become a staple strength movement targeting the glutes, and has even pantented his product, The Hip Thruster, which is the perfect piece of equipment for gluteal development.