YOUR INDIVIDUAL ASSESSMENT RESULTS
Your limitations reflect a “compression”, or tightness, of the front (anterior) side of your body. This means that you have tight muscles in that region that are pulling your pelvis and chest downward, restricting range of motion associated with the ability to elongate those muscles when necessary.
These muscles include:
- Rectus Abdominis (“six pack” muscles)
- Hip Flexors
On the visualization, red arrows represent tight muscles and orange arrows represent where your body is being pushed/pulled as a result.
How does this cause SWAYBACK POSTURE?
The body is primarily concerend with keeping you upright against gravity. This allows for ease of motion and conversation of calories, as once upon a time we didn’t have a drive-thru at every corner of our lives.
The most likely cause is that you consistently keep your weight on your toes and your body felt like it was falling too far “forward.
In order to keep you from falling on your face when you move or stand, your body has pulled your pelvis/hip underneath yourself, which arches your low back and brings your center of mass relatively backward. It does this by disengaging muscles in your upper back which keep your spine upright and increasing engagement of muscles like the six-pack (rectus) abs and pecs to pull your chest forward and down, which also pulls your pelvis underneath you.
Notice how the more forward position of the hip causes the upper back to “sway” backward: