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Posted on 06-24-2013

Let us be clear.  If you are eating right and exercising and you are otherwise lean but still battle that problematic protruding lower belly, this blog post will really help you!  If, however, you are eating whatever you want, and not exercising and you have a belly pooch, you may want to incorporate changes in your diet and your activity level as well as these great moves :)

Have you tried diet and exercise to eradicate that lower belly "pooch"?  Crunches galore?

Have you ever thought that maybe it's not your belly that's the issue...that maybe, just maybe, it's tight hip flexors that are putting your lower back into a pronounced anterior tilt?

What?  Huh?  Here, let me give you a visual.

 

 

Lordosis, exaggerated lumbar curve, Anterior pelvic tilt.  Call it what you want, but it can be...well...a pain in the lower back!

What causes this problem?  The answer is simple:  Tight.  Hip.  Flexors.

 

 

The muscles that cross the front of your hips can get really tight and pull you into what we exercise science types call an “anterior pelvic tilt.”

 

 

Okay, so now you know what causes this, what can you do to alleviate the problem?  GLAD you asked!  Hip Flexor Stretches will be AMAZINGLY helpful to you.

Here is a video with three great stretches that will help with your tight hip flexors, help eliminate that belly "pooch", and just may help get rid of that nagging lower back pain!

 

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