YES, especially for those of us who spend the majority of our days seated. Being in this position all day can cause our glutes to ‘stop firing’ as effectively as they should, so proper glute activation exercises such as X-Band Walks are essential during warm-ups, especially on leg day.
Not only will activating your glutes help with the overall performance of your lower body lifts, it will also help reduce the pressure on your lower back and knees as the glutes are now able to fire more efficiently and do their fair share of the work during exercises like squats/deadlifts/hip thrusts, which will lead to better glute development.
Glute activation can help with:
– Injury reduction
– Building glutes of steel
EXERCISES SUCH AS X-BAND WALKS ARE PURELY ACTIVATION EXERCISES, NOT A PRIMARY EXERCISE. IF YOU WANT TO BUILD YOUR GLUTES YOU WILL NEED TO BASE YOUR WORKOUTS AROUND SQUATS, DEADLIFTS, LUNGES AND HIP-THRUSTS.
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