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I believe I have reasonably strong abs and glutes (I hip thrust a pretty decent weight, I think). Despite that, my anterior pelvic tilt is quite conspicuous. What else may be the problem? I'm not sure it's related, but I also kind of have trouble keeping my back straight when sitting (I can do it but only with willpower). Is there some correctional exercise I should try?

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  • Do you have chronic low back pain?
    – Thomas Markov
    Oct 13, 2022 at 22:59
  • Are you sure you have APT? did you get it diagnosed by a doctor or just the internet?
    – Luciano
    Oct 14, 2022 at 14:18
  • @ThomasMarkov I don't Oct 14, 2022 at 15:21
  • @Luciano it wasn't diagnosed but I can see it with my own eyes Oct 14, 2022 at 15:22
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    Sounds much more like you’ve been told it’s really bad by people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Did Jeff tell you APT was going to cause you problems in the future?
    – Thomas Markov
    Oct 16, 2022 at 2:08

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The best explanation to your question is to decide whether or not anterior pelvic tilt/posture is a problem. The answer is, it probably does not.

Most movement and posture has no inherent positive or negative. Much of this depends on your body's limb length, musculature, and body composition. No two people have the same posture. There is also no strong answer to what a normal posture looks like. Finally, there's not any strong evidence linking anyone's posture to having negative outcomes for overall health.

A good summary of some posture information can be found from Jeff Nippard's video about this topic.

Adjacently, I would recommend reading this article from Barbell Medicine about pain and movement that also discusses the cycle of poor communication that bad movements are the cause of pain and that becomes a cyclic piece of misinformation. Mainly, movement is complicated and probably not strongly linked to 'poor movements'.

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