IT IS A MOVING TARGET.
What do I mean?
- If you love riding your bike, remember when you sit on the saddle for a while or even if you spend lots of time in a chair or at a desk, how you move and feel the next day, and the day after that, is likely to have changed. For example, your hips tighten and that tightness changes how your butt muscles function and also impacts your posture.
- As I mentioned, when you sit in your car or at your desk for hours on end, how you will move in the hours AFTER that marathon desk or driving session, changes.
- Simply put, compensation (the recruitment of inappropriate muscles to perform a task, such as stabilizing your pelvis) patterns are easier to fall back into.
Think of it this way: Imagine if you were to “lightly” sprain an ankle, or strain a muscle in your leg, your MOTOR CONTROL and STABILITY changes, very often far from the actual site of the injury or issue. You will move differently, in many ways, on the heels of what might “seem” like a very minor “tweak.” Again, compensation for that injured area, can turn your movement from authentic to dysfunctional, in one fell swoop.
- If you were to exercise intensely and experience some post-exercise discomfort and soreness after that workout, the “pain” may impact how you move following that session.
- Simply put, pain and injury CHANGE how we move. They alter MOTOR CONTROL, which is another way of saying your stability changes.
The bottom line, from one day to the next, life happens. We’re busy, we’re outdoors playing, or inside working, and as a result, we might not be moving in quite the same way as we did before.
There is no guarantee that a neutral pelvis today, ensures you will have that same neutral pelvis, 1 week, month, or year from now.
In other words, and to summarize…most of us will never reach a point where we can say, “I move well now, so I don’t need to think about that anymore.”