Instagram is a social networking site that revolves around picture sharing. Much like Facebook you have people and brands that you follow or are “friends” with. With Instagram however the only method of posting is of pictures or videos that your friends can then comment on and like. It’s my preferred social network to interact with as it’s very visual and doesn’t take nearly as much work to keep up with as Facebook or Twitter.
It is also another great way to network with those in the industry on a daily basis. There are more and more professionals in the industry posting on Instagram. This includes guys like Bret Contreras posting as many glute exercises as possible and BJ Gaddour mixing fitness with humor. In this post we will break down what each of these guys are all about and what makes their Instagram accounts worth following.
Dr. Andreo Spina is the creator of the Functional Range Release soft tissue management system, the Functional Range Conditioning mobility development system, and the Kinstretch method of movement stretching. These systems and techniques are now used by professionals all over the world as they continue to gain in popularity in the industry. He is also a published author, and international speaker on the topics of joint health, movement and mobility development, sports performance, and injury management. Dr. Spina is by far one of the hottest names in the industry today.
Ben Bruno is one of the industries up and coming coaches. I first became aware of him when he was training at Mike Boyle’s Strength and Conditioning and when he was posting his articles of the week series. He has managed to build a great reputation online by posting massive amounts of videos and information while maintaining his clientele. Since then he’s moved to Los Angeles and has gained some legitimate notoriety by trainer celebrities like Kate Upton and Chelsea Handler. He’s also recently been tapped to be at a presenter for Perform Better which is a huge deal for someone as young as he is. The amount he’s accomplished in a short time period makes him awfully hard to ignore.
Bret Contreras is commonly known as the glute guy for the extensive research he’s done in the area. If you work your way through his website, you’ll undoubtedly learn a tremendous amount of information pertaining to the glutes.
He has a PhD in Sports Science from AUT University and a Master’s Degree from Arizona State university. He is co author of the Strength & Conditioning Research Review as well Strong Curves, Advances in Glutei Maximi Training, and the editor in chief of Personal Training Quarterly for the NSCA.
Bret puts out a ton of content that is not only insightful but entertaining as well. His blog is a huge resource not only for glute development, but also for other content on strength and conditioning.
Perry Nickelston, DC, NKT, FMS, SFMA, is a Chiropractic Physician with a primary focus on Performance Enhancement, Corrective Exercise, and Metabolic Fitness Nutrition.
Dr. Nickelston has a ton of experience in assessing and diagnosing movement. Certified and trained as a Functional Movement Specialist and Selective Functional Movement Assessment Specialist he uses programs designed to find your source of painful dysfunction and correct it.