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How to Safely do Crunches when you have Diastasis Recti

Fitness, Fitness - Diastasis Recti, Fitness - Workouts October 15, 2015

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…

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Fix Diastasis Recti – 5 Things you can do RIGHT NOW

Fitness, Fitness - Ab & Core Exercises, Fitness - Diastasis Recti, Fitness - Workouts August 25, 2015

How can I safely fix diastasis recti with exercise? Can I really close 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…

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5 Mom Posture Tips (for your tummy and pelvic floor)

Fitness, Fitness - Ab & Core Exercises, Fitness - Diastasis Recti December 10, 2014

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…

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Diastasis Recti Exercises That Work

Fitness, Fitness - Diastasis Recti October 21, 2014
Diastasis Recti Exercises that work

As moms, we can be hard on ourselves, can’t we? Just think of the last time you referred to yourself as not enough. Not skinny enough, not tough enough, not _____ enough. (Fill in the blank.) So when we decide to take our health in our hands, to lose the baby weight, to get strong, to fix a diastasis, the last thing we need is a trainer who makes us feel…

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A diastasis update

Fitness, Fitness - Diastasis Recti April 14, 2014

My posts about diastasis (especially the first one) continue to get crazy traffic everyday because moms everywhere are asking “What is wrong with my tummy, and how do I fix it?” As the traffic rolls in, so do the questions. Most recently everyone has been asking the biggest questions of all: “So did the MuTu System work? Are you healed?” I am ecstatic to tell you that my diastasis has…

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Postpartum Exercise for Real Moms

Fitness, Fitness - Diastasis Recti February 4, 2014

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 newborn on a school kid, ‘tired’ is likely to be your default mode You…

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How Better Alignment Helps Fix Diastasis Recti

Fitness, Fitness - Diastasis Recti January 7, 2014

Raise your hand if your body is in perfect alignment.  …Yeah, me neither.  Wendy Powell of MuTu System is here to tell us why proper alignment is important and how to get there. If you’ve ever compared your body in pre-pregnancy pictures to post-baby shots of you looking rounder, softer and ‘still pregnant’, the thought may have crossed your mind that pregnancy wrecked your body. You’d kinda love to have…

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