Exercise Library

How to do pelvic floor exercises

June 26, 2014
How to do pelvic floor exercises #fitness #health #moms

The following is a special post just for women from contributor Wendy Powell of MuTu System. Boys, avert your eyes until next time… Doing pelvic floor exercises is one of those things we‘re just supposed to know how to do. Midwives, health professionals, doctors and fitness instructors ask “You are doing your pelvic floor exercise aren’t […]

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Postpartum Exercise for Real Moms

February 4, 2014
Postpartum Exercise for Real Moms

The following is a guest post by contributor Wendy Powell of MuTu System. What’s different about your life as a mom? Well, let’s see: Your body has changed – it’s emerged from pregnancy and childbirth with stretched bits, wobbly bits, weak bits, achy bits Your energy levels regularly dip – Whether your child is a […]

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5 Exercises to Heal Diastasis

November 1, 2013
5 Exercises to Fix Diastasis Recti from Wendy Powell of MuTu System

It’s the first of the month, so Wendy Powell is back with some fitness tips!  Here she is with 5 exercises to heal diastasis. What exercises will really work to fix a Diastasis? As promised I am giving you 5 of my very favorite exercises for healing, reconnecting and restoring your core. As I explained […]

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2 Diastasis Recti Fixes that WON’T work – and What Will!

October 1, 2013
How NOT to fix a Diastasis (and what will work) from inspiredrd.com

It’s October 1st which means it’s time for Inspired RD contributor Wendy Powell to talk fitness.  Today she’s teaching us more about diastasis.  Take it away, Wendy! First I just want to say Hi and thank-you so much to Alysa for asking me to contribute here, I’m excited to get to know you! 2 Diastasis […]

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Quick Posture Tip for Busy Moms

September 20, 2013
Quick Posture Tip for Busy Moms (especially moms who drive a lot!) from InspiredRD.com

It’s Friday!  Which means two days of NO driving to school and picking up from school and dropping the other kid off at school then picking the other kid up at school then running errands then driving home. Phew!  Are you in the car all week too?  If so, here’s a quick tip to help […]

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Foam Roller: Middle & Upper Back

March 1, 2010
Inspired RD Exercise Library: Foam Roller - Middle & Upper Back

Lie faceup with foam roller under your upper back and feet flat on the floor. Roll from the top of your back to the middle of your back in small movements with your hips elevated off the floor. If you find a spot that is particularly painful, hold for 30 seconds before moving on. Be sure […]

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Foam Roller: Piriformis

March 1, 2010
Inspired RD Exercise Library: Foam Roller - Piriformis

Sit on foam roller with it positioned under your right glute. Cross your right leg over your left and lean into the muscle. Roll back and forth in small movements while shifting your body slightly to roll all of the muscle. If you find a spot that is particularly painful, hold for 30 seconds before […]

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Foam Roller: IT Band

March 1, 2010
Inspired RD Exercise Library: Foam Roller - IT Band

Lie on your right side and place your right hip onto the foam roller. Place your hands on the floor for support. Cross your left leg over your right with foot flat on the floor. Roll from your hip towards your knee in small movements. If you come across a spot that is particularly painful, […]

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Child’s Pose

March 1, 2010
Inspired RD Exercise Library: Child

From a kneeling position, bring your arms out in front of you, sink your hips back into your heels, and rest your chest on your knees. Sink into the pose and relax all of your muscles. Hold for 30-60 seconds.

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Glute Stretch

March 1, 2010
Inspired RD Exercise Library: Glute Stretch

From a kneeling position, cross right leg in front of body while extending left leg back. Place hands on floor and sink into the stretch. You can extend even further into the stretch by walking hands out front and bringing chest towards the floor. Hold for 30-60 seconds then repeat on opposite side.

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