What are the best exercises for diastasis recti? Can I really fix my gap without surgery? What if it’s been years since I had a baby? These are just some of the questions I get on a regular basis from readers about diastasis recti. Wendy Powell from MuTu System, always generous with her time and resources, has answered hundreds of comments from y’all, and is also a frequent contributor to…August 25, 2015
Abs, Be Fit, 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, What is Diastasis?
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 you?” and we’ll nod emphatically, whilst clenching our undercarriage like crazy to make up for…June 26, 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
Abs, Core, Exercise Library
Lie on your back with knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Raise your legs up with feet flexed. Reach your hands up and touch your toes. Slowly lower your shoulders back to the floor, keeping your legs raised. Repeat. Before performing any abdominal exercises, make sure to check your abdominal muscles for separation – How to check for DiastasisMarch 1, 2010