With the adoption of powerlifting methods into mainstream strength training, coaches are developing programs that put the posterior chain at the center.
And the results are unmistakable. With greater hip extension strength, athletes are running faster, jumping higher and increasing in agility.
But while powerlifters made the early inroads into understanding the posterior chain, the researchers have not been slacking. And in recent years, there have been hundreds of studies investigating the importance of hip extension strength in a wide variety of sporting movements.
These researchers have been busy figuring out how much hip extension strength is needed for different movements and which exercises are most effective for developing it.
And for the first time, the results of these studies have been collected and presented in one place. Hip Extension Torque, covers all the important studies and explains the role of the posterior chain in every movement from walking to sprinting and from jumping to squatting.
With all this research included, Hip Extension Torque is the ultimate guide to the gluteals and the hamstrings. It contains all the information you could ever need about the individual muscles, from moment arms to muscle architecture during a huge battery of exercises, ranging from the small, rehab movements to the mainstays of training, such as squat and deadlift variations.
It’s a lot of information: the whole e-book clocks in at nearly 300 pages. Here’s the chapter listing:
- What is hip extension and hip extension range-of-motion?
- What is pelvic tilt?
- What is muscle architecture?
- Which are the hip extensor muscles?
- What is the length-tension relationship?
- What is the force-velocity relationship?
- What is hip extension torque?
- How does the degree of hip flexion affect the strength of the hip extensors?
- What effect does knee flexion have on hip extension exercises?
- What effect does the direction of force have on hip extension exercises
- How can we estimate torque for various movements?
- What is the hip extension torque during functional activities?
- What is the hip extension torque during high velocity activities?
- What is the hip extension torque during high force exercises?
- How does the proportion of hip extension torque change with increasing load/speed?
- What are the directions of future research?
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But even though there are hundreds of important studies backing up points for all of these areas, don’t worry about wading through hundreds of study reviews looking for what you need. We’ve been through and pulled out all of the key facts and figures and presented them in chart form.
That means you can just read the index of questions at the beginning and flip straight to the section that you are most interested in. Here’s what three typical pages look like, taken from the (long) section on squats with the question at the top:
So you can easily pick out the key points that are relevant to you and to your athletes and clients. And what’s more, every study is referenced back to PubMed with hyperlinks, so if you want to go back to the original studies, you can do that with a single click.
Right now, you can buy Hip Extension Torque for only $49 by clicking on the button below and following the link to the checkout page. If you’re not convinced yet, see what our reviewers had to say:
Professor Stuart McGill said:
“In my world of enhancing back performance, the hips are the engine room to power the stiffened chassis of the core. Yet few summaries exist to synthesize the science that governs the mechanics of hip extension – until now that is. The team of Bret Contreras and Chris Beardsley have done the painstaking work and filled the void with this well organized and easily consumed review.
“Those wanting to be expert in training athletic potential will learn a great deal about the foundational mechanics of the hip musculature from reading Hip Extension Torque. Bret and Chris have enabled application of the science by creating compendiums of exercises ranked for muscle activation.”
Brad Schoenfeld said:
“Hip Extension Torque is the premier resource for training the posterior chain. You’d have to spend thousands of hours combing through the literature to learn the information synthesized in Bret and Chris’s e-book. And even if you did, you wouldn’t gain the insight to practical application afforded by these two leading experts. I can’t recommend this product highly enough.”
Matt Palfrey said:
“Meticulously researched, with a keen focus on keeping the material useable, Hip Extension Torque succeeds as an in-depth critique of the scientific research and a practical guide for coaches, athletes and clinicians.”
Joe Lightfoot said:
“After having studied Hip Extension Torque, I am amazed at the level of detail. It covers pretty much everything you can imagine on hip extension, with something for every reader – athletes can take away key messages about how to direct their training and coaches can utilise the review to guide training protocols.”
Kristen Ouellette said:
“Bret and Chris have written an insanely data packed guide to strength, function and power training for the posterior chain. Hip Extension Torque will make strength coaches, physical therapists and personal trainers alike, re-think the way they are choosing exercises, choosing loading schemes and formatting their hip extensor training.”
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