Hey hot mama!
In today's blog, I'm sharing a highly recommend (full length) video of exercises to help heal diastasis recti.
Diastasis Recti affects about 2/3 of pregnant women. During pregnancy, the growing uterus stretches the muscles in the abdomen. This can cause the two large parallel bands of muscles that meet in the middle of the abdomen to separate(creating a "mommy pooch") — a condition called diastasis recti. Diastasis recti can cause a bulge in the middle of the abdomen where the two muscles separate.
Exercises to avoid with diastasis recti:
1) Frontal planks
3) Oblique twists
4) Push ups
*Please don't do these exercises as they can make diastasis recti worse or last longer!!
The key is start slowly with any workout program following delivery to ensure the best results and avoid further separation--especially if you have diastasis recti. Aim to perform this video 2-3 times a week--and as always: consult with your physician prior to starting any new programs!
Oh, and by the way, YES, these moves will still help you tone and strengthen your core if you don't have diastasis recti!
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