The Prone Glute Raise is quite a challenging exercise despite its simplicity. This is a great way to get the gluteal muscles activating in the proper order. We are looking for a good strong gluteal contraction (bum squeeze) BEFORE the hamstrings contract. It is also important to keep the low back in a neutral, stable position and avoid extending. Done properly, this exercise can yield fantastic results for various lower extremity issues and is also great as part of a warm up to activate the glutes.