Hello dear community!
During the foundation course we were told to focus especially on the small hinges during the day as they get forgotten very easily. I think this makes a lot of sense and I am on that now.
But whenever I perform a "small" hinge forward, like for example washing dishes or brushing teeth, my lower back gets very tense - which makes sense as it is holding my body against gravity. What makes me wonder is that the rest of my back does not seem to work quite as much, compared to my low back which tenses up to the form of wire rope.
During every small hinge it also feels like most of the movement is happening in the pelvis area: buttock shifts back and pelvis drops forward, while the upper back just leans for a few centimeters, so maybe it is completely natural that the lower back has the most work to do during small hinges.
Nevertheless we also got the notion of "hinging with an even groove" which sounds like the muscles should be working in a more balanced manner.
Does the description sound like I am doing something wrong? Or is it just a sign of, for example, my low back being too weak still? Tips and thoughts are very appreciated!
Thank you so much for your help!
EDIT: Actually Tallstanding itself (which would be the smallest possible hiphinge I guess) also causes quite some tension in the lower back. So those two might be connected somehow.