The gluteus maximus is the largest muscle in the body
Glute activation is a learned skill, one that improves with practice
Beginners should use a glute activation protocol in the warm-up for at least two to four weeks
The term "gluteal amnesia" has been floating around the interwebs lately. In short, it refers to the inability to use or feel your glutes during a movement. Fortunately for us, gluteal amnesia doesn't exist. If it did, you wouldn't be able to walk or stand upright. However, you might not be using your glutes to their full potential due to other muscles doing the work for you (i.e., hip flexors, lower back, quadriceps). If you suffer from constant back pain or can't get the glutes sore after a workout, then your glutes might not be firing on all cylinders. Moreover, this should cause some concern, not the end of the world concern, but enough to motivate you to make a change. Lucky for you, glute activation is an easy skill to learn, and yes, it is a skill.