Q: Should one avoid stretching the hamstrings if you want to correct anterior pelvic tilt?
A: Stretching the hamstrings is important in correcting the anterior pelvic tilt. The tight muscles are the hip flexors and back extensors and the weak ones are the abdominals and gluteals. The hamstrings become tight because of 2 reasons:
- It acts as a hip extensor to compensate for the weak action of the gluteals
- It attempts to counterbalance the anterior pelvic rotation caused by the tight hip flexors
You should not avoid stretching the hamstrings at all, and instead include it in your stretching program to help correct your anterior pelvic tilt.