So I made a thread a few months ago (jacked up scapula, need help) and got a ton of amazing feedback which leads me to creating this post. One person noticed I was extremely extended because of my toned up rhomboids and other extensor muscles and pointed me to the direction of an online mobility specialist. I took countless pictures and videos and he said the overall theme I was having is hyperlordosis with a loss of kyphosis( anterior pelvic tilt) which I was then given a list of things to do and no progress was made.
So I further looked into it and got a second opinion from another coach and he actually noticed I have swayback posture, no hyperlordosis/anterior pelvic tilt (the complete opposite actually). From my sitting view you can see I actually have a posterior pelvic tilt and my upper body leans back to keep me upright (very easily mistaken for anterior pelvic tilt). Reason I’m positing for a solution is I’ve been having headaches for a long time now trying to correct upper body posture with little improvements so I looked into it further and saw my pelvis is the root cause.
I play high level volleyball which is definitely something I think is the root cause and the fact that I almost always do a terrible stretching routine before playing. I’m also a phys Ed graduate so I know most anatomy and researched posterior pelvic tipping and from my understanding it’s from too much hip extension, i.e. my glutes/hamstrings are too tight.
This is extremely accurate in my case I’m extremely inflexible with my hammies and glutes so I’m starting to really stretch them both daily but my question is can this tilt be caused soley of my muscles not being flexible or is it a muscular imbalance of my hip flexors/quads/ lower back(even though I’m very hypertrophied in each). Again I stress I play high level volleyball and have pretty massive quads, no homo. Thanks for the help everyone! Really need to figure out how to attack this aggressively.
The photos below show the pelvic tilt sitting down with my rectus being tight as well.