In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Coach, Researcher, and Owner of Glute Lab, Bret Contreras. Bret is another person who has been on my list to reach out to and I can’t believe its taken me this long. I also can’t believe I didn’t witness the Glute Lab when I was in San Diego last year too. It was Bret’s good friend JB Morin who made the introduction and I am glad he did because we had a great chat about the force vector theory, glute training and training the posterior chain. Bret has proudly transitioned into the personal training market and is absolutely killing it, amassing 900k+ followers on Instagram.

Hope you enjoy this episode with Bret Contreras.

In this episode we discussed…

  • Who is Bret Contreras (background, education, current role)
  • Force vector theory
    • Vertical vs horizontal exercises
      • Where they both fit?
    • Dynamic correspondence
    • ‘Confused mechanical reasoning’?
  • Glute development
    • Training the glutes
    • Hip thrust
      • Carryover to sports performance measures?
      • Other benefits
  • Hip extension exercises
    • Exercise selection
    • Role in speed development

Bret can be found on Twitter @bretcontreras and on Instagram @bretcontreras1

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Hawkin Dynamics, the team behind the worlds only wireless force plate system. Hawkin Dynamics can be found at and you can follow them on Twitter @hawkindynamics

This episode is also sponsored by IMeasureU. IMeasureU are a world leading inertial platform to precisely quantify body movement and workload metrics in the field. IMeasureU can be found at and you can follow them on Twitter @imeasureu.

This episode is sponsored by BLK BOX, leaders in performance training equipment & facility design. BLK BOX manufacture and distribute a full range of strength training equipment across Europe from their Headquarters in Belfast, Northern Ireland. BLK BOK can be found at and you can follow them on Twitter @blkboxfitness and Instagram @blkboxfitness.

This episode is also sponsored by Kitman Labs. Kitman partners with leading sports teams to achieve consistent success, on and off the pitch. Over 150 teams across the globe use Kitman Labs’ Athlete Optimization System to simplify daily operations and rely on the company’s unique analytics to uncover the factors that influence success. You can find Kitman Labs at and on Twitter @kitmanlabs.

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