TLDR: No. But stick around for the science so you know why.
Resources mentioned in the episode:
- Check out our Visualized Anatomy Program here
- Pelvises are not symmetrical (cool pictures!) here
- We’re crap at palpating lumbo-pelvic landmarks here
- Visual assessment of posture is unreliable here
- Hip stiffness and range of motion don’t correlate with pelvic tilt here
- Abdominal muscle performance is not related to pelvic tilt here
- Abdominal strengthening doesn’t change pelvic tilt here
- No evidence we can change pelvic tilt with any form of exercise here
- 80% of pain-free adults have “anterior pelvic tilt” here
- Anterior pelvic tilt is associated with LESS back pain here
- Leg length difference is present in 40-70% of the pain-free population here
- Only 15% of US adults meet the ACSM physical activity guidelines here
- Do strength training 2x/week and reduce your chance of dying in the next ten years by 46% here
Got corrections, comments or questions? Reach out to Raph on Instagram here
About Raphael Bender:
Raph believes everyone deserves the opportunity to transform into a better version of themselves. His main strength as a teacher and movement professional is the ability to distill complex research findings into a simple, science-based approach to help people move fearlessly, thoughtlessly, and painlessly. He LOVES running, weights, cycling, and Contrology.
Raph holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology (Rehabilitation), a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sports Science, Diploma of Pilates Movement Therapy, and STOTT PILATES full certification.
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Purchase Raph’s new book:
- Strengthen The Person Not Just The Body Part here
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