Barbell Hip Thrust


  • Ryan M Eckert Arizona State University
  • Ronald L Snarr Arizona State University



performance, training, strength and conditioning, resistance training


This column provides a detailed description and photographs of the proper exercise technique for the barbell hip thrust with beginner progressions and advanced variations for the athlete. This movement is a lower-body, multi-joint exercise designed to increase muscular conditioning of the hip extensors, spinal erectors, and knee extensors. This exercise may provide benefits to athletes that rely on hip extension during competition, such as basketball, sprinting, football, and power and Olympic lifters.


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How to Cite

Eckert, R. M., & Snarr, R. L. (2014). Barbell Hip Thrust. Journal of Sport and Human Performance, 2(2).