Band resisted side stepping or crab walking as it’s more commonly known, is an excellent and regularly used activation exercise for the gluteals. It is a very simple and very effective way of firing up your hip stabilisers pre-training.  However, just like any other exercise if incorrect position or technique is used it can be ineffective or even harmful for some people. 

Watch this short video to learn the ideal position to complete the crab walk along with some common mistakes to make sure you are getting the most out of your glute activation exercises.