The first time I ever blogged about diastasis recti, I could have sworn to you that I would never do a typical crunch exercise again. With all the work I have put into closing my abdominal gap with the MuTu System, I wasn’t about to muck it all up with crunches. But a funny thing happened when I committed to training my core the right way: I learned how understand…October 15, 2015
Be Fit, Exercise Library, What is Diastasis?, Workouts
Abs, Be Fit, Exercise Library, What is Diastasis?
I used to have horrible mom posture. My head entered the room before my body did. My butt was tucked under, and I was almost bent in half most of the time. Bad posture was literally a pain in the neck. And head, and back, and hips… Nothing I tried helped much. I just couldn’t figure out how to train my body to be tall and comfortable. Until Wendy. I think…December 10, 2014
Abs, Be Fit, Core, Exercise Library, Strength, What is Diastasis?, Workouts
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 in my last post, Diastasis Recti is a symptom of excessive pressure inside the abdomen…November 1, 2013
Abs, Be Fit, Core, Exercise Library, What is Diastasis?
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 Recti Fixes that WON’T work – and What Will! Depending on where you get your…October 1, 2013
Abs, Back, Be Fit, Chest, Core, Exercise Library, Stretches, Workouts
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 you work on your posture as you’re driving the kids all around the gall darn…September 20, 2013
Back, Exercise Library, Foam Roller
Lie face up 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 not to roll your lower back as this could cause injury.March 1, 2010
Exercise Library, Foam Roller, Legs
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 continuing. Repeat on opposite leg.March 1, 2010