So, if you have clicked this blog, odds on, you have an abdominal separation, or you think you might have one.
I’d love to give you a whole list of within this blog, but I’m sorry to say, is just not that easy.
Abdominal separation is a medical condition. Something you just can’t fix by doing abdominal exercises like 100 planks or Pilates exercises. In fact, many of exercises that are prescribed to the separation worse.
There are a vast variety of exercises that are safe, and suitable for someone with abdominal separation, however, we must address the medical condition first. We must heal the connective tissue and bring the recti muscles of the abdominal walls together. Without this, we risk increasing this gap.
So what are safe? Come to a MumCore Class and find out for yourself (you didn’t think I was going to sell our trade secrets, were you?!)
What I can tell you is, any exercises that increase intra-abdominal force on the connective tissue will increase your diastasis recti . Also any that makes the ribs flare, is not suitable, such as yoga back bends. Where to from here? I would recommend walking. Another really great is a lunge or squat. Lunges and squats strengthen the glutes which in turn strengthen the pelvic floor which in turn will help strengthen the transverse muscle as they are all connected.
With so much information readily available on YouTube or Google, be handed information from unqualified, uneducated teachers who are not properly trained in Diastasis Recti.
If you are wanting to reduce your abdominal separation and increase the strength of your connective tissue talk to an expert. Someone trained in the condition.
No Mummy Tummy have a nine-week program to reduce your abdominal separation as well as MumCore Classes to ensure you are exercising safely.
If you would like more information, visit www.nomummytummy.com.au or contact the head office team on 1300 217 372