I feel like we’ve been discussing anterior pelvic tilt lately in several articles and an Inner Circle webinar on my strategies for fixing anterior pelvic tilt. I wanted to show a video of a great example of how a simple assessment really tells you a lot about how pelvic positioning should influence how we coach exercises such as squats and deadlifts.
If you haven’t had a chance to read my past article on how anterior pelvic tilt influences hip range of motion, you should definitely start there.
In this video, I have a great example of a client that has limited knee to chest mobility and with boney impingement. However, if we abduct the leg a bit, it clears the rim of the hip and has full mobility with no impingement.
As you can see, because he is in anterior pelvic tilt, he is prepositioned to start the motion in hip flexion, so therefor looks like he has limited mobility. I have a past article on how anterior pelvic tilt influence hip flexion mobility, which discusses this a little more.
While you are working on their anterior pelvic tilt, you can work around some of their limitations. I hate when people say there is only one way to squat or deadlift.
Our anatomy is so different for each individual.
Some need a wider stance while others need more narrow. Some need toes out while some need more neutral. Do what works best for your body, not what the text book says you are supposed to look like.