HEALTH INSIGHTS

Pelvic Tilt Builds Abdominal Strength

By Garner, Julie 
 | 
May 08, 2018

Pelvic Tilt Builds Abdominal Strength

The pelvic tilt exercise is composed of subtle motions that build strength by isolating, tightening, and holding muscle positions. To do a pelvic tilt:

  • Lie on your back with your knees bent and your arms at your sides with your hands palm-side down.

  • Take several deep breaths. Breathe in and out slowly.

  • Squeeze your buttocks together tightly and tighten your belly muscles. This allows the small of your back to lower itself to the floor.

  • Hold for 5 to 15 seconds. Release the buttocks and belly muscles.

  • Repeat this exercise 5 times. 

Updated:  

May 08, 2018

Sources:  

Minicozzi, SJ., Low Back Pain Response to Pelvic Tilt Position: An Observational Study of Chiropractic Patients, Journal of Chiropractic Medicine (2016)15; 27-34.

Reviewed By:  

Freeborn, Donna, PhD, CNM, FNP,Joseph, Thomas N., MD