How a strong and stable pelvis can improve your power

Oct 07, 2020

We’ve all seen someone doing one of the following:

  • Riding a bike and every time they pedal their butt moves from side to side
  • Running, and every time their foot strikes the ground their hip drops to the side
  • Hit a golf ball and their butt rotates too much

But why does this matter? 

The inability to stabilise your hips when you move has two main impacts:

  1. You will not be able to transfer maximum power
  2. You will overwork some muscles resulting in pain and even injury

So how do you improve pelvic stability?

The first step is to be aware of how you move. Go for a short jog and let your hips wobble from side to side. Be aware of how this feels, of the impact in your hips and of the loss of power.

Now, let’s generate more power!

To improve your pelvic stability, engage your core:

  • Shoulders down
  • Belly in
  • Squeeze your butt

Stand tall and go for another run. Be aware of how much more power you are able to generate and of how much smoother it feels on your body.

Pilates develops the body awareness, control and  muscle strength and stability to enable you to #BeYourBest!

Try the Pilates For Sports 7-day free trial now to see how our customised programs can help you!

Noeleen O'Shea is the co-founder of Pilates for Sports, an online training program designed to improve your core strength, muscle balance and technique so that you can perform better at your sport with less pain, more power.


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