What is Pelvic Movement?

Pelvic Movement is the measurement of the movement of your pelvis on three axes: tilt, drop and rotation. Measured in degrees of change, Pelvic Movement measures the stability of your core while you run.

Rotation

Rotation measures the side-to-side rotation of your pelvis, which is most easily observed from a bird’s eye view of the body.

Drop

Drop measures the vertical rotation of your pelvis, which is most easily observed from the front.

Why is it important?

A stable, steady pelvis gives you a strong platform from which to launch your steps, whereas an unstable pelvis can create an imbalance of strength and flexibility. Running tall and contracting your abdomen and gluteal muscles while you run decreases the motion of the pelvis. 

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Ideal Range

Pelvic Rotation values during a good run should be below ten degrees for each of the three pelvic angles.

Lumo Run coaching cues.

Lumo Run detects your pelvic rotation during your run and provides audio coaching cues through your headphones to help you get back into your target range.  

Additional Resources
Running Magazine
Runners World