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Updated Diastasis Recti Test

It’s 4 years after the birth of my daughter.  I recently found out that I’m still having a diastasis recti issue.  I knew something was slightly off with my core, but couldn’t put my finger on it.  Turns out, the reason why it took me a while to figure out the issue is because of ... Read More
 

Diastasis Recti Workout

So you’ve discovered you have a diastasis.  No matter if you’re a few weeks postpartum or a few years, there are exercises you can do to improve your abdominals.  A diastasis recti workout will be low intensity and fairly short. The most important thing to understand is that diastasis recti is a full body issue.  ... Read More
 

What is Rib Flare and Exercises to Help

Rib boobs. That’s what I’ve heard them called. When your ribs are sticking out, they’re out of alignment. They should lay flat inside your torso. This rib flare is a sign that your core muscles aren’t doing their job. Specifically, the deep core stabilizer, the transverse abdominis, and obliques. If the external obliques and/or transverse ... Read More
 

Diastasis Safe Exercises

Every mom has a different recovery after giving birth, but all moms want to get their body back.  If you have a diastasis, you may feel like you’re limited on what core exercises you can do.  Diastasis safe exercises may not be challenging enough.  So what can you do to effectively work your core? Better ... Read More
 

8 Steps to Improving Core Function After Baby

You’re ready to start exercising again after baby, but wondering where to start.  If you’re like most women, you’ll start walking with the baby in the stroller or exercise while wearing baby. I think we all gravitate towards cardio in an effort to burn fat.  Walking is excellent, but there is so much more you ... Read More
 

The Relationship Between C-Section Scars and Ab Function

  They say C-section recovery is the hardest. It’s major surgery after all.  And the scar that you’re left with doesn’t help matters when it comes to well-functioning abs. Read on to discover how your cesarian scar can really disrupt the function of your core. Muscle Tissue vs. Scar Tissue Normal muscle fibers run in ... Read More