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UPSI Strength & Conditioning Conference 2020 (UPSISC2020)


Barbell Hip Thrust

Muhammad Zulqarnain Mohd Nasir

Faculty of Sports Science & Recreation, UiTM

Introduction: Barbell hip thrust (BHT) is an exercise that focuses on improving lower body performance. Studies have shown that this exercise enormously increases activation of muscular movement of the hip extensors particular on horizontal and vertical placement of movement.

Aim: The purpose of this study was to determine the concept of using barbell hip thrust (BHT) as one tool of exercise to improve sports performance. Methods: Few primary databases have been used, such as Scopus and Web of Science (WOS) to do a literature review regarding BHT. Keyword “hip thrust” OR “glute bridge” has been used as the primary searching for this topic. Numerous studies have been a focus on lower body exercise such as a back squat, front squat, deadlift etc. However, barbell hip thrust is still a new type of exercise approach that can be explored into the current sport setting typically, in strength and conditioning. Result: Studies has shown that BHT is more activated at gluteus maximus, biceps femoris and adductor magnus as the primary hip extensors. Meanwhile, the secondary hip extensors involve muscles such as gluteus medius, gluteus minimus, erector spinae, rectus femoris and vasti muscles. Conclusion: Based on the observation, the finding of this study showed that BHT provides benefit for athletes that involve in vertical or horizontal placement with horizontal more prominent to improve.

Muhammad Zulqarnain Mohd Nasir

Muhammad Zulqarnain was born on 8th March 1988. He holds a Bachelor of Degree in Sports Science from Universiti Teknologi MARA Malaysia (UiTM), and a Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Sports Science, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM). He is a senior lecturer at the Faculty of Sports Science and Recreation, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Seremban Campus in Negeri Sembilan. He was a ‘Pencak Silat’ athlete (martial art) for over 16 years before appointed as Negeri Sembilan state head coach competing in Sukan Malaysia (National Championship). Currently participate in the National Martial Arts Association (PESAKA) in Negeri Sembilan as a Coaching and Development consultant, which helps to develop new talent and training development for ‘Pencak Silat’ athletes. He is also actively appointed as a speaker for coaching and fitness course at the National and University level. He has been a member of the Malaysia Strength Conditioning Association (MSCA) and Society of Health and Physical Educators Malaysia (SHAPE) since he started his career as an educator. His research interests and focus are on strength, fitness, coaching, and training performance. Also, currently, he is pursuing Doctorate study at Sports Science and Coaching Faculty, Sultan Idris Education University (UPSI) in Tanjung Malim particularly in Strength and Conditioning area.

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