Since I am American, I believe in kicking a man when he’s down. It’s just efficiency: he’s right by your foot. So it’s time to kick Bret Contreras a bit more and revisit the issue of hip thrusts vs squats in terms of which is superior for glute growth (and no I am NOT bringing up the other stuff since I care only about the science).
Now you might be wondering what “new” information there is to examine in the last week and a half or so. Actually it’s not new in a literal sense. In fact, it’s “old” even if it will be “new” to the majority of people. This gibberish will make sense in a second.
Old “New” Information Hip Thrust vs Squats
So you ask, what is Lyle going to address in this article? Well I tell you what I’m not going to address and that was Bret’s “article” in the AARR as a response to Barbalho. It’s simply not worth my time. Between the appeal to authority (ONLY trust PhD’s to assess science), anecdotal evidence (DATA FROM AN APP) and a pathetic ad hominem attack against Barbalho, well…