Once you feel the glutes working on stairs then itís easy to translate that into hiking. Begin with a hike with some degree of uphill. The steeper the uphill, the easier it is to use your glutes. Maintain good posture throughout and be conscious of feeling a light to heavy (depending on degree of uphill or size of step up) contraction in the glutes while hiking uphill. Done properly you should feel like you are standing tall with your chest slightly out and abs lightly tense. If you are new to this or didnít feel your glutes at first doing the test on stairs, this will take some effort and thought in the beginning. It gets easier and will become natural in a relatively short amount of time. Coming downhill you will rely more on your quads but still try to maintain good posture. If you are having trouble, read the blog on gluteal amnesia or feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Happy hiking!