About the Thruster
The Thruster is the best way to perform the hip thrust exercise. Learn more about the hip thrust exercise here.
Who is the Thruster for?
The Thruster can be used by anyone who wants to get the most out of their hip thrusts. Many different groups of people are already use Thrusters, in a testament to its versatility:
- Sports teams – use Thrusters to increase the ability to generate force horizontally, which improves sprinting speed
- Physical therapists – use Thrusters to help clients develop hip strength without loading the spine
- Gyms – use Thrusters so that customers can perform hip thrusts more safely, without sliding or tipping the bench
- Individuals – use Thrusters to perform hip thrusts at home with resistance-bands instead of barbells
About the Thruster unit
The Thruster is highly durable with no moving parts (except the wheels), so it will stand the test of time. High quality wheels and a handle allow for easy manipulation and transportation.
The bench is set at 16.25 inches, which is the optimal hip thrusting height for the majority of people. It can accommodate individuals of all heights from petite females through to large rugby players.
The Thruster removes the need to place a bench against a wall or have spotters ensuring that the bench does not slide away. The Thruster is a standalone unit that can be placed anywhere, including in the middle of a living room or on a commercial gym floor. It saves space in athletic training facilities which can be used for power racks.
When not in use, the Thruster can be stored to take up minimal space. It can be kept upright against a wall or inside a closet, or you can slide it under a bed or other equipment that is not in use.
Band pegs allow for the hip thrust to be performed against elastic resistance so you can attain an incredible glute workout without the requirements of free weights. Conversely, free weights can be used as well for variety.
How to use the Thruster
Simply place the feet on the mat, rest the mid-back on the pad, and lift the hips.
As you progress in strength the Thruster makes it possible to stretch a resistance band across the hips, use a barbell, or even use a combination of both barbell and bands.
Bret Contreras, inventor of The Thruster, coined the popular saying, "Abs are made in the kitchen, but glutes are made in the gym." Now you don't have to go to the gym to train your glutes optimally - you can train them in the comfort of your own home.