WHAT’S ROTATION?

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

Why is it important?

Asymmetric movements from left to right can signify a strength or flexibility issue for the runner. This is often due to a gluteus weakness and a hip flexor tightness. Imagine trying to stretch your leg back with thigh hip flexors, your pelvis will rotate with the leg. This can also be caused by you driving forward more with one leg than the other leg. An arm swing that crosses the body can also contribute to increased pelvic rotation as the arms mimic the leg movement and vise versa.

WHAT’S ROTATION?

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

Why is it important?

Asymmetric movements from left to right can signify a strength or flexibility issue for the runner. This is often due to a gluteus weakness and a hip flexor tightness. Imagine trying to stretch your leg back with thigh hip flexors, your pelvis will rotate with the leg. This can also be caused by you driving forward more with one leg than the other leg. An arm swing that crosses the body can also contribute to increased pelvic rotation as the arms mimic the leg movement and vise versa.

TARGET GOAL

15degs
or lower

While a lower rotation is ideal some rotation is necessary to move a runner’s swing leg forward. A Rotation values under 15 degrees is considered good for most runners.

Lumo Run coaching cues

Lumo Run detects your pelvic rotation level during your run and provides audio coaching cues through your headphones to help you reach your goal.