Accompanying our previous post about setting the foundations is an active exercise that you can either do pregame/pretraining to fire up those glutes or even implement them into your gym routine to help build stronger glutes. Standing crab walks are very common in any elite sports program but are suitable for everyone.
The reason these are programmed is to prime and activate the Gluteus Medius muscle, which is a key pelvis and hip stabiliser. Although it is a stabiliser it is especially useful for pushing off one leg and moving from side to side. Think dodging and weaving on the footy field!