Hip thrust are awesome. I treat it as one of my main lifts now and am up to 290kg for 4reps. I’ve noticed it increasing my power in the transition phase most, it’s like I’m dropping bombs onto the track. Last year I was probably a 10.8 guy, by next year I’m looking to be on the better side of 10 seconds. Along with serious hip flexor work(strength, power and speed with various bands and cables), hip thrusts are an invaluable tool, IMO.
Wasnt aware that track athletes were using hip thrusts in their training. Hip thrusts would also be good at strengthing the hip flexors but mainly targeting the glutes. 290kg is a big weight so you obviously have been using the exercise consistently overa period of time.
How CNS intensive would the exercise be.Would it induce the same CNS fatigue as squats for example