Reference  Exercise  Upper Gluteus Maximus  Lower Gluteus Maximus  Gluteus Medius  Semitendinosus  Biceps Femoris  Rectus Femoris  Vastus Lateralis  Vastus Medialis  Erector Spinae 

Contreras et al. ( 
Back Squat  29% mean 85% peak 
45% mean 130% peak 
n/a  n/a  15% mean 37% peak 
n/a  110% mean 244% peak 
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Barbell Hip Thrust  69% mean 172% peak 
87% mean 216% peak 
n/a  n/a  41% mean 87% peak 
n/a  99% mean 216% peak 
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Contreras et al. (2016)  Barbell Hip Thrust  69% mean 172% peak 
87% mean 216% peak 
n/a  n/a  41% mean 87% peak 
n/a  99% mean 216% peak 
n/a  n/a 
American Hip Thrust  57% mean 157% peak 
90% mean 200% peak 
n/a  n/a  44% mean 99% peak 
n/a  87% mean 177% peak 
n/a  n/a  
Band Hip Thrust  49% mean 120% peak 
79% mean 185% peak 
n/a  n/a  37% mean 89% peak 
n/a  93% mean 185% peak 
n/a  n/a  
Andersen et al. ( 
Barbell Hip Thrust  108% mean  98% mean  n/a  n/a  Upper 110% mean Lower 68% mean 
n/a  n/a  n/a  Upper 93% mean Lower 83% mean 
Barbell Deadlift  95% mean  95% mean  n/a  n/a  Upper 115% mean Lower 100% mean 
n/a  n/a  n/a  Upper 88% mean Lower 90% mean 

Hex bar Deadlift  85% mean  90% mean  n/a  n/a  Upper 80% mean Lower 85% mean 
n/a  n/a  n/a  Upper 83% mean Lower 85% mean 

Williams et al. ( 
Back Squat  69% mean and 100% peak  n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a  
Split Squat  69% mean and 100% peak  n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a  
Barbell Hip thrust  105% mean and 130% peak  n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a  
Collazo Garcia et al. ( 
Original Barbell Hip thrust  55% mean  47% mean  32% mean  41% mean  6% mean  27% mean  35% mean  n/a  
Pull Hip Thrust  66% mean  60% mean  50% mean  61% mean  5% mean  24% mean  21% mean  n/a  
Rotation Hip Thrust  86% mean  65% mean  33% mean  43% mean  5% mean  29% mean  29% mean  n/a  
Feet away Hip Thrust  51% mean  48% mean  70% mean  72% mean  3% mean  11% mean  11% mean  n/a 