Tips on addressing pelvic stabilisation when training clients in quadruped

pelvic-stabilisation-tipsWhen training your pre/postnatal clients in quadruped position (hands and knees/all fours), do you sometimes struggle getting them to keep their pelvis stable?

 

When you prompt them to ‘lift their right leg behind them’, do you find their pelvis automatically shifts over to the left to compensate?

 

Do you have to get ‘hands-on’ quite frequently to ‘hold’ their pelvis in place?

 

Often notice how their pelvis shifts to the right or the left, and no matter how many times you ‘coach’ and ‘cue’ them to NOT do this, it still happens?

 

I have a great little strategy to help you to get your clients to take ownership of their own pelvis!  Sounds interesting, doesn’t it?

I’ve worked with over 1,000 pregnant and postnatal women, so let me share a very quick, simple, effective tip to help you:

a) keep your clients’ pelves in the right position, and

b) aid your clients’ understanding of WHY they need to be in the correct alignment more often than not in quadruped

 

Watch this short 3 minute video I shot live on my Facebook Page, where I share one very tiny modification you can use which will assist you with both elements mentioned above.

 

 

Technique is key when teaching the pregnant and postnatal client, and it’s important to instil good habits from the outset when training them…

 

…because ultimately, the reasons they can’t hold their pelvis stable is because they lack the core strength, and secondly, it’s awareness that they’re doing it in the first place.

 

That’s where you help bridge the gap.

 

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