A couple of weeks ago Eric Cressey asked me to create a bonus PDF for his new eBook that comes out on September 21. I was very happy to oblige him. In my opinion Eric is one of the smartest guys in the strength training profession and most important – he knows how to get athletes strong while keeping them healthy. I’ve always been a big Cressey fan, plus I’ve always felt like I owed him something because he and Mike Robertson got me thinking about glute bridge variations in 2004 when they wrote their Neandarthal No More and Get Your Butt in Gear series for T-Nation.
When all was said and done, I think I put at least a hundred hours into this project. I cited around forty-five different journal articles in this PDF. This means I looked at around three hundred abstracts, downloaded and printed around a hundred full articles, and ended up citing forty-five of them. It ain’t easy reading through this many journal articles but I wanted to find support for all the stuff I’ve been talking about in terms of glute training over the past year and a half. I also had my twin brother (who is a badass photographer) take high-quality exercise pictures. We had to move around my entire gym to get the equipment into the driveway so we could take the pictures in front of a white screen.
I’m very proud of this bonus PDF. It’s called Top Five Glute Exercises, and is easily one of the best pieces of work I’ve ever written. Props to Smitty from the Diesel Crew for creating such great artwork. You get it for free if you purchase Eric’s new eBook which is called Show and Go: High Performance Training to Look, Feel, and Move Better.