21 hours ago
LADIES, this one is for you 🗣
Something I notice pretty often is people, mostly women, deadlifting with an anterior pelvic tilt (low back arch). Before I continue, this is completely observational and Is not intended to bash anyone.
Combining load with an anterior pelvic tilt puts the lower back in a sub-optimal position. While “proper form” is subjective, I think lifting with a neutral pelvis is a much more optimal choice for ✌🏼main reasons:
1.) A neutral pelvis reduces force and pressure on the joints and allows the movement to be performed “safer”. This is important if you’re dealing with a lower back injury/ addressing long term joint health.
2.) Lifting with a neutral pelvis allows for better recruitment of the HFC, glutes, and hamstrings, which are the prime movers for exercises like deadlifts. This is important if you’re trying to develop the lower body 🍑
Again, proper form is subjective. But keeping these things in mind, a smarter idea is usually to make sure you set your pelvis to neutral before you lift something 👌🏼 Notice what happens at my lower back right before I begin lowering the bar. I “tuck” my pelvis into a neutral position and stabilize it there before beginning the movement.