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Old 02-19-2011, 09:59 AM   #1
Troy Becker
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Belt Squats & Pelvic Tilt

I read in the West Side Book of Methods that belt squats help to correct pelvic tilt. But that's all that I read. Can anyone elaborate on this to any degree?
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Old 02-24-2011, 07:01 PM   #2
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Re: Belt Squats & Pelvic Tilt

I'm curious about this as well. Thinking about using these for myself at some point.
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Old 02-24-2011, 07:27 PM   #3
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Re: Belt Squats & Pelvic Tilt

I'd have to see the text.

Generally you want some anterior pelvic tilt when doing these to help keep the lumbar spine from going into flexion.

Not sure what they would mean by correcting pelvic tilt though
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Old 02-24-2011, 10:21 PM   #4
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Re: Belt Squats & Pelvic Tilt

This is just my thinking and no evidence. But when you squat with a barbell you can move in a way that results in too much rounding of the spine which would then result in a posterior pelvic tilt.

With a belt squat with the force being directly applied to the sacrum and pelvis, it would be harder to round the spine since the belt is pulling the sacrum into a more anterior tilt.

Makes me think of times when I do heavy dips and when I walk with the weight back to the tree it really pulls down on the hips and sacrum.
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