The Pelvic tilt is arguably the most critical component of an efficient and effective golf swing, as well as in other rotational sports like baseball and tennis. Posterior pelvic tilt refers to the rotational movement of the pelvis backwards during the golf swing, which plays a crucial role in power generation, preventing low back pain, and improving consistency.
However, many golfers and rotational athletes struggle with the ability to posterior pelvic tilt due to a range of physical limitations or swing flaws. This can result in decreased power generation, decreased consistency, and an increased risk of low back pain.
The inability to posterior pelvic tilt during the golf swing can result in a lack of separation between the upper and lower body, causing the lower back to bear the majority of the stress during the swing and leading to pain and discomfort. In addition, an inability to posterior pelvic tilt can also result in a massive decrease in power generation, as the pelvis is a key source of power transfer in the golf swing and other rotational sports.
One common reason for the inability to posterior pelvic tilt is lower cross syndrome. Lower cross syndrome is a condition in which the muscles in the front of the hip and lower back are tight and the muscles in the back of the hip and abdomen are weak. This muscle imbalance can cause difficulty in posterior pelvic tilting, leading to decreased power and increased risk of low back pain.
To help improve posterior pelvic tilt and reduce the risk of low back pain, a TPI (Titleist Performance Institute) screen can be helpful. A TPI screen is a comprehensive evaluation of a golfer’s or rotational athlete’s physical ability and swing mechanics. During a TPI screen, a TPI certified medical professional will analyze your pelvic tilt and identify any areas that need improvement. Based on the results of the screen, the professional can provide specific recommendations and exercises to help improve your pelvic tilt and reduce your risk of injury.
In the videos linked below, you will find exercises that can help improve your ability to posterior pelvic tilt during your golf swing or other rotational sports. These exercises can help improve your flexibility, stability, and strength, which can lead to an improvement in your posterior pelvic tilt and power generation.
In conclusion, the ability to posterior pelvic tilt during your golf swing or other rotational sports is vital for an efficient and effective swing. However, many golfers and rotational athletes struggle with posterior pelvic tilt due to conditions like lower cross syndrome. With the help of a TPI screen golfers and rotational athletes can improve their movement deficiencies, reduce their risk of injury, and improve their performance. So, make use of these valuable tools and enjoy the game to its fullest.