Getting stronger from the inside out

Getting stronger from the inside out. How to check for Diastasis

My son was a little over a year old, and we had just returned home from running errands. As I pulled him out of the car, his foot became caught in the carseat. My body twisted and his body pulled back. Suddenly, pain shot up my back and I cried out. I hobbled into the house and spent the next two weeks on the couch.

Why did my back give out so easily? Because of a condition called Diastasis Recti. I didn’t realize it at the time, but my abdominal muscles were still separated from pregnancy leaving my core weak and my back completely unsupported.

Diastasis recti is a common condition, occurring in 2 out of 3 moms with 2 or more children (but not limited to moms, or even women as men can experience this too). But as common as it is, most people have never heard of it…[continue reading on The Art of Simple].

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  • Marcela November 29, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    Have you been able to get back into regular exercise or run yet? I find if I stick to my MUTU for 2 weeks straight then it closes and I feel great but it only takes a matter of 2 days missed and my core is back weak and my DR is separating again. Just curious if you were the same. I also have not been able to do any exercise aside from MUTU