Not just for athletes! If you sit for the majority of the work day (and then again most evenings), then you could benefit from incorporating these simple stretches that release built up tension in hips, glutes and hamstrings. This can help to prevent back issues and general discomfort stemming from a sedentary lifestyle.
Before beginning into the glute activation exercises, make sure your hip flexors are relaxed. Use this slow, static hip flexor stretch to help inhibit the hip flexors, particularly the powerful psoas muscle, while you get your glutes firing. Begin in a forward lunge position and drop your back knee to the floor.