Hello dear community, dear teachers!
First of all: I really like hip hinging! Getting a nice stretch, training the back muscles. Whenever I rise again after a hip hinge I feel a little happier! xD
But I am still a little uncertain about the correct form... So I learned that I have to hip hinge with an even groove in the back, assuring a straight back. But that does mean that as soon as I can feel the L5 vertebra sticking out (being in one line with the sacrum) my form is already flawed right? When I look at me on a picture my back still looks quite straight though, which makes it super hard to guess whether I could still improve or not.
Also I fail to reach down to the ground when I hip hinge without my L5 aligning with the sacrum, even if I start to use the knees or take a wider stand. I guess this will get better as my iliosacral-musculatur will get increasingly flexible with every hinge. Right now it is a nuisance that sometimes I set up a hip hinge and the realize that I am not able to reach the desired object with a straight back. I cannot be the only one getting into such situations xD
Is there any recommended way of avoiding that? Because whenever I get into such a situation I have to give up a little bit on the form in order to reach the object.
I wish you all a merry christmas and a happy new year!