This episode is a shorter, in-between-isode where I share some thoughts on an oft-heard term in functional fitness circles everywhere: the "neutral pelvis" and "neutral spine."
The gist is: it can be a good idea! And I think it's used too much as the holy grail, and I lay out my reasons why. They're probably not what you think they are.
Also, I have a question for you, dear listener! I ask it right near the end, at 24:03; would love to have your input.
Also in this episode:
What makes a good movement? (5:40)
Our "Structural Immune System" (9:45)
Neutral in relation to what? (13:54)
Can someone with a scoliosis ever be in "neutral"? (15:10)
How tissue change happens: Wolff's and Davis' Law (16:00)
How to find your own neutral hips (internal/external rotation) in a squat (18:26)
Straight spine and still out of whack (20:03)
If it requires sustained effort, that's not neutral (20:54)
both articles written by Yours Truly.
ADDITIONAL LINKS and RESEARCH
The Myth of Core Stability by Professor Eyal Lederman