I came to Matt during my competition preparation on the recommendation of my coach Burak Olgun, because I could not activate my gluteus muscles well (that also has to be learned) and my back view (butt) on stage was my weak point last season. My glutes would simply not fire properly during basic exercises, so other muscles, mainly the hip flexor, had to pick up the slack. It wasn’t long before my hip flexor muscles became painfully inflamed and instead me performing heavily loaded exercises, I had to go through a long and arduous therapy.

After thousands of activation exercises and training without much weight, I finally learned to wake up my glutes from hibernation and make them work, thanks to the help and specific instructions from Matt.

Thanks for all your help Matt! TOP!