We looked at each other and said ‘Did that make you pee too?’ Those burpees were intense! We ran to keep up with the boot camp dude. After class, we asked each other under our breath, ‘Are we supposed to wear a pad next time?’ I smiled at this tale’s teller and laughed. “I’m guessing you didn’t go … [Read more...]
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I’ve written about how you don’t need to close a diastasis recti, about some of the bad advice I’ve received, and about the preponderance of anecdote, yet the dearth of evidence. BUT, I’ve also mentioned that my diastasis recti has narrowed over time, from roughly 4.5 finger-widths to roughly 2, … [Read more...]
To strengthen your inner abdominals, many physical therapists suggest co-activating the transverse abdominis (TvA) muscle with your pelvic floor. Unfortunately, many moms have a hard time doing this. Visual cues can help. Below are my 5 favorite. Before trying the cues, a reminder that the … [Read more...]
Google around and you’ll notice “alignment” is the new diastasis recti and prolapse buzzword (If you have found my obscure blog, I assume you have Googled around). The emphasis on alignment varies according to source, with the Rhapsodic claiming alignment as the cause and cure of practically all … [Read more...]
No Perfect Diastasis Recti Exercise Exists I have not found a "perfect" diastasis recti exercise--not even that misguided repetitive transverse abdominis pulse that so many of us have tried. Basically, any exercise that works your abdominal muscles without overworking them is a good diastasis … [Read more...]
How do you know if you have a functional or a dysfunctional diastasis recti? Let me answer that. Just kidding. I’m a blogger and personal trainer who has never seen you in person. Go to a doctor or physical therapist. In the meantime, think about the way you move and feel. Do you have pain … [Read more...]