Don’t Count on Exercise to Close Your Diastasis Recti

Lately I haven’t had much to say about diastasis recti, mostly because almost 9 years after discovering mine, I find myself thinking less and less about my belly. Also, advice hasn't changed as much as you'd think it would. Despite all the well-meaning guidance circulating the web and inside clinical practices, we still don’t have … Continue reading Don’t Count on Exercise to Close Your Diastasis Recti

How Do You Know if You Have Diastasis Recti?

I first wrote about diastasis recti almost 4 years ago in a post with the oh so creative title What is Diastasis Recti? In the last 4 years, a plethora of fitness personalities have come out with programs promising to close your diastasis recti (DR), but the evidence base for how to do that or … Continue reading How Do You Know if You Have Diastasis Recti?

100 Percent Success Rate of New Exercise to Close Diastasis Recti

Did you hear? A reporter at NPR has stumbled upon the fix to your mummy tummy. This reporter, Michaeleen Doucleff, interviewed a personal trainer and doctor duo dedicated to teaching mothers of the world a brand new, quick, and simple exercise guaranteed to close any diastasis recti. Even though this exercise has flown under the … Continue reading 100 Percent Success Rate of New Exercise to Close Diastasis Recti

In Defense of the Crunch for Diastasis Recti

Crunches are forboden, so sayeth the diastasis recti gods. Thou shalt not move out of neutral. Thou shalt not flex your spine whilst lying on the floor. Why? Because pressure, pelvic floor, bigger gap, or something. The rationales vary. Indeed, I was once firmly anti-crunch. I talked about how postpartum women don’t know how to … Continue reading In Defense of the Crunch for Diastasis Recti