Is anterior pelvic tilt unattractive?

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    Jul 17, 2012 6:43 AM GMT
    I have it and I can't stand it. I think it looks ridiculous and I'm considering going to physical therapy for it to correct it because I'm self conscious about it. This is what it looks like:
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    Jul 17, 2012 6:45 AM GMT
    I'm not seeing a problem. You notice it because you have it. Other guys probably don't. icon_neutral.gif
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    Jul 17, 2012 6:55 AM GMT
    Crap now I'm self conscious about it! My back is perma arched. Maybe that's a different thing..

    From those pics, I don't think it looks like there's anything wrong with him, just that he has a bubble butt... which is normally liked, no?

    Is there anythign bad about it in regards to health?
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    Jul 17, 2012 7:03 AM GMT
    Not nearly as unattractive as the kyphosis guys develop from overtraining their chest and under training their back.

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    Jul 17, 2012 7:06 AM GMT
    nah looks good to a topman. You look like your in heat.icon_cool.gif
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    Jul 17, 2012 8:28 AM GMT
    it depends, if it's caused by being over weight, untrained and generally unfit it's REALLY unattractive.

    if you develop that shape because of lets say being a sprinter (it happens a lot with them) or because of sports or because it's how your physically built then no.

    But in reality very few people don't have a pelvic tilt to some degree.

    Why you have it is more important then anything else if your fit, healthy and have a balanced training plan that you follow
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    Jul 17, 2012 11:03 AM GMT
    Isn't it a posture issue?
    Now I'm going to be self conscious about this.
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    Jul 17, 2012 11:16 AM GMT
    It's mostly genetic, even if you can reduce/increase it a little bit with muscular development and postural work.

    It make perfect form harder to reach for stuff like squat or jumping, anything where perfect vertebra alignment is necessary.

    With weak abs and too much body weight, it increase a lot the probability to get L4/L5 disk hernia.

    It's not unattractive at all, specially if you have nice gluts. It's just one between many variations on body type, like having rather long or rather short limbs.

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    Jul 17, 2012 11:17 AM GMT
    I have the same problem dude. Don't wory I have noticed it on many guys at the gym - and your sexy regardless! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 17, 2012 11:18 AM GMT
    I think it's from doing too much of this:



    But seriously, I have something similar, makes me a little self conscious too. But then I'm self conscious about everything. Oh well icon_smile.gif
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    Jul 17, 2012 11:37 AM GMT
    Seriously, this falls in the category of too much time on your hands in front of the mirror. You look fine.
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    Jul 17, 2012 11:42 AM GMT
    showme saidSeriously, this falls in the category of too much time on your hands in front of the mirror. You look fine.



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    Jul 17, 2012 11:43 AM GMT
    pf008 saidI think it's from doing too much of this:



    But seriously, I have something similar, makes me a little self conscious too. But then I'm self conscious about everything. Oh well icon_smile.gif


    LMFAO, man! Haha
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    Jul 17, 2012 11:49 AM GMT
    I think it's alright.... a lot of guys build up that way from doing squats don't they. Are you just showing off....hehe... just don't gain any weight with it and it looks great.
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    Jul 17, 2012 12:44 PM GMT
    Pilates will fix that.

    Most girls and some boys arch on purpose to make their bum stick outicon_lol.gif
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    Jul 17, 2012 1:10 PM GMT
    I have been told that strengthening the abs can assist with pulling the ass forward and achieving more of a balance. In theory this sounds right but I have seen many guys that appear to have very developed abs with the same issue?
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    Jul 17, 2012 1:16 PM GMT
    It's called lower crossed syndrome, and it's usually caused by muscle imbalances (mainly tight hip flexors), and it can make you more prone to injury, especially if you weight train. (hamstring strain, low back pain, etc.)

    Overly contracted muscles of people with lower crossed syndrome include your calves, hip flexors, adductors, lats, and erector spinae. Perform static stretches for at least 30 seconds for each of these muscles, and also do some foam rolling if you can.

    Lengthened muscles that you should try to strengthen include your glutes, possibly hamstrings, and a few others you probably won't think about (tibialus, transversus abdominis, internal obliques).


    Source: studying to be a personal trainer (let me know if you see a physical therapist, and what he says)
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    Jul 17, 2012 1:18 PM GMT
    Ariodante saidNot nearly as unattractive as the kyphosis guys develop from overtraining their chest and under training their back.



    indeed.
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    Jul 17, 2012 1:19 PM GMT
    looks completely normal to me, can't see anything 'wrong'.
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    Jul 17, 2012 1:23 PM GMT
    joe122 saidI have it and I can't stand it. I think it looks ridiculous and I'm considering going to physical therapy for it to correct it because I'm self conscious about it. This is what it looks like:
    Anterior-Pelvic-Tilt-225x300.png
    Lumbar-lordosis.jpg



    OMG WTF???? icon_eek.gif Why would you post such a thing? You could have at least given a warning! Ugggghh! Maybe you should consider wearing a burka so you don't frighten small children with that thing. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jul 17, 2012 1:25 PM GMT
    I use to think there was just fat and fit...
    I found out through the miracle of gay networks there is a whole slew of things that can be wrong with you.

    Not to be a dick.. but I think this tops them all. Dude.. if you wouldn't have drawn the diagram I would have no clue what you were even talking about!

    Relax! ;)
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    Jul 17, 2012 1:30 PM GMT
    i think the stroke is more of a concern...
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    Jul 17, 2012 1:40 PM GMT
    Not sure what the issue is, even after looking at the picture. icon_confused.gif
  • HottJoe

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    Jul 17, 2012 1:57 PM GMT
    You must be fishing for compliments. Fine. You look like a model, sweetie. Take your self esteem x 1000, and post n00dz next time;)
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    Jul 18, 2012 7:17 PM GMT
    UglyAmerican saidi think the stroke is more of a concern...

    Not anymore. My artery healed completely icon_smile.gif


    robbee333 saidI think it's alright.... a lot of guys build up that way from doing squats don't they. Are you just showing off....hehe... just don't gain any weight with it and it looks great.


    If I was trying to show off I would have put pictures of my ass in my profile. The problem is that it looks really bad when I gain weight, but gaining weight really isn't that big of an issue for an active ectomorph like me. I can only really gain about 2 pounds a month.