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Tight Pyramidalis?!?!?!

anyone know any stretchs or rehab for this? i’m hurtin really bad and my sprinting and lifting are really suffering due to improper muscle activation. thanks for the help

Are you absolutely sure you have one? I think it’s missing in about 20% of people… Or half of it’s missing or it’s doubled on one side. I didn’t think it actually did anything.

Nick

[quote]The_Incubator wrote:
Are you absolutely sure you have one? I think it’s missing in about 20% of people… Or half of it’s missing or it’s doubled on one side. I didn’t think it actually did anything.

Nick[/quote]

it stabalizes the pelvis…my art specialist worked on it yesteday and it helped os i assume i have one…

Do you mean piriformis? It’s in your gluteal area and covers your sciatic nerve?

[quote]Bri Hildebrandt wrote:
Do you mean piriformis? It’s in your gluteal area and covers your sciatic nerve?[/quote]

no… but I have those are tight too… pyramidalis is basically where your pubes are.

Keep with your ART person but try and find a MAT Therapist (Muscle Activation Techniques)They are quite skillful at appropriate muscle balance.The problem with the pyramidalis is that in many,there are other strucure that must be pretty lax to be able to “get” to the pyramidalis with self stretching techniques. A deep tissue massage therpist that knows trigger point therapy might also help.Peace,z