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Sit Bones

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Updated August 10, 2007

Definition: The bony parts that you feel under you when you sit up straight on a firm surface.

They are part of the pelvic girdle and technically known as the Ischial Tuberosity.

Also Known As: Sits Bones, Sitz Bones, Ischial Tuberosity
Alternate Spellings: sits bones, sitz bones
Examples:
Many Pilates exercises, such as spine stretch and saw, begin with sitting up straight on the sit bones.

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