Seriously Impressive Thrusting Display

Posted on by Ben Bruno

Yesterday my awesome client Maureen hip thrusted 365 pounds for five reps. I thought it was going to be a serious struggle, but she made it look so freakin’ easy it wasn’t even funny. I was shocked and had her do it again, and she crushed it the second set too.

Check it out. Watch the video all the way through because her comments after each set are both super cute and hilarious.

Maureen has been training with me for quite a while and is a super hard worker, which you can probably deduce by the fact that she’s strong as hell. We started out very light and have gradually increased the weight week by week: five pounds here, 10 pounds there. Over time when you work hard and are consistent, it really adds up, and the results are extremely impressive. Extremely impressive.

Also pay attention to the setup for the hip thrusts in the rack. Doing them in this fashion has been very useful as she starts to handle heavier weights, as it makes it much easier to get into position and get the bar started on the first rep while still allowing for a full range of motion. As a point of reference, without setting up in the rack and elevating the bar a few inches off the floor, she can handle 315 pounds—which is still extremely impressive but shows how helpful the rack setup can be. If you struggle with the setup on regular hip thrusts, this is definitely something to try.

Time to step your glute game up.

Go Maureen!

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  • Tempest Sharp

    this is just so impressive,,,,,, she is awesome, i want to friend her on fb, what is her name. i would love to be able to set up this way, but i don’t think our racks, are equipped for this.

    • Ben Bruno

      I agree, she’s awesome! What is your rack like? Maybe we could get creative and figure out a way to set up something similar that would work for you…

  • mishypic

    I was JUST looking for an easy set up to do hip thrusts. I will definitely try this…lately I’ve been attaching a thick band to a bench and doing it that way because I just didn’t see how I could use a barbell without hurting myself. I’m a newbie at the thrusts as you can tell. 🙂 Thanks Ben!

    • Ben Bruno

      I think you’ll find this setup works very well and is a lot easier to get into position, as well as being more comfortable. Just set the pins so the bar is a few inches off the floor. Good luck!!

  • mishypic

    Okay So I just tried to comment and I don’t think it worked so let me try again – Being a newbie at hip thrusts I was looking for an easier way to set up. Lately I was just using a thick band attached to a bench…I tried a plate but that got kinda scary if I wasn’t careful. I just had this vision of a plate falling on my foot ha!

    So this is a good way to incorporate the bar..I will definitely try this, Thanks Ben!

  • Sean

    Great job Maureen! And great job coaching Ben! Since you posted the Racked Hip Thrusts Video on your blog I personally have gotten better and increased weight and I have been able to try it with some clients whom have had excellent results. Thanks for these vids man!

    • Ben Bruno

      Awesome! Glad it’s been working out well for you. Keep up the good work!

  • Jen Keck

    This is awesome! I’m so proud of her! Way to go Maureen!

    Side note: I need to step my thrusting game way up.

    • Maureen

      Thanks Jen for giving me great advice on how to fuel that bionic bootie:)