Pelvic Tilt Builds Back 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, breathing in and out slowly.

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

  • Hold for five seconds, then release the buttocks and abdominal muscles.

  • Repeat this exercise five times. 


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