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The Crab Walk

The Crab walk builds glute strength in an upright position, which increases its functionality when compared to exercises such as clams.

  1. Placing the exercise band around your feet increases activation of gluteus medius. However, for some people this is too hard or puts strain on their knees. In this case, place the band around your knees.

  2. You can continually walk to one side, or repeatedly step form one leg to the other and back again.

  3. Either way, ensure you actually keep a leg in the air for some time, don’t cheat by shuffling your way across the floor.

  4. You also want to avoid tilting from the waist. This is also cheating as you’re simply changing your centre of gravity, rather than using your glutes to stabilize.

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