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Glute Boy Speaks — An Interview With Bret Contreras


Bret Contreras wants you to know he's read every single article T NATION has ever published. (That's online and print, buddy.)

Passionate about training? You bet your ass.

Speaking of asses, Bret also wants you to know that yours is weak and ugly, and he means that in the nicest way possible. But you should still do something about it. (He also wants you to know he regularly massages the ass of one of his clients who just happens to be a figure competitor.)

Bret wants you to know a lot of things, but that's just because he wants to know a lot of things, too. That's why he received his Masters degree from ASU, his CSCS from NSCA, took a full year off to conduct EMG research, wrote a book about glutes, and is planning to head back to school for his Ph.D.

In fact, Bret's so eager to share his knowledge about bodybuilding, speed, new exercises, and sports training, that he'll start ranting immediately after answering the phone for your interview.

But I guess you really didn't need to know that.


T NATION:
Hello? You there? Hold on. Shit. Let me turn this thing on.

Bret Contreras:

TM: Nah, it's cool. We're recording now. What were you getting all pissed about? Something about being "anti-bodybuilding?"

TM: Good point. I've also noticed a lot of guys shitting on the bodybuilding philosophy in the past couple of years, but I think it's making a comeback.

TM: That's going to piss some people off.

TM: Let's forget about the trainers for a minute and talk about the guys who are in the gym busting their ass. You wrote me an email a few days ago and said they were married to the methods. What did you mean?

TM: But what if a particular method has been working great. Are you saying we should change it up even if we're consistently making gains?

TM: Wait, what? That's weirdest threat I've ever received.

TM: Good point.

TM: All right, man, I gotta ask. Why the glute fetish?

TM: You told me earlier you actually massage your clients' glutes. What's up with that?

TM: Fair enough. I also heard you don't like to get sore from training. What are you, a wuss?

TM: But would that one set still give you a training effect?

TM: Something about the nine days...

TM: After seeing your glute bridge variations, I'm crowning you King of the crazy-ass exercises. You got any others for us?

TM: Okay, but where are you going with this?

TM: I'll have to try that one. Let's wrap up. Is there anything else pissing you off?

TM: However, how long does this take?

TM: Sounds good to us. Thanks, man.

Nate Green writes about muscle, girls, and lifestyle at his blog.



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