I'm convinced this dick of a muscle (psoas) is causing my chronic low back pain and APT. How do I stretch this fucker into submission? My google searches keep turning up yoga articles by people I fear want to sell me soy products.
It's a very common problem amongst people whom sit down for long periods of time.
This is a stretch that helps.
Also: foam roll your back, spend extra time on your tender areas, roll it back and forth for 30 seconds each tender area.
Get to your low back, foam roll it, bend your knees and use your heels as a pivot point and just roll your knees to the right and left.
I'm sorry if I'm not able to illustrate it clearly enough. I wish I could show you. I'll try to find a video.
Chiros get a shitty, shitty rep, but if you find one who doesn't have their head up their ass, they can be absolutely phenomenal. Just have to find one who knows whats up, preferably with some knowledge of lifting.
There's a massage therapy place in San Francisco called, oddly enough, Psoas. Their "newsletter" (i.e. self-promotion spam) is actually pretty good, and they give some good advice and videos showing techniques. Maybe check out their site and see if they have a blog.
Try this: http://www.reddit.com/r/Fitness/comments/1prg6b/update_to_the_anterior_pelvic_tilt_fixing_thread/
APT made my Squats and OHP start to hurt last week, so I'm working on mine as well.
Good luck anon.
FUCK the psoas muscle. Seriously. There is no fucking reason the femur should be connected to the fucking SPINE by a supraficial muscle. It's like God wanted us to all have lordosis.
If I could re-design the human body I'd say fuck the psoas entirely. It's just unnecessary. It's like the appendix of muscles.