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The pelvic tilt is an exercise for increasing strength and mobility in the lower back as well as the transverse abs. The pelvic tilt is a very concentrated movement and may be difficult for the user to master at first. While laying flat on the ground with his knees bent and feet on the floor, the user simply tilts his pelvis backwards, keeping the rest of the body in place. When first performing the pelvic tilt, the user may have a tendency to push the whole hip area off the floor. This is incorrect. The movement should be very isolated, almost to the degree that an observer might not be able to identify the motion. The user should be careful not to stretch too far or stretch too hard. This can do more harm than good. Stretching is important and should be incorporated in all exercise routines. Stretching can help limit injury to the ligaments and muscles. By stretching the muscle before working out, you can actually lift more weight.
Updated: April 1st, 2015