Our Rough Rendition of Diastasis Recti
Women are thirsty for knowledge when it comes to their postpartum bodies and diastasis recti. Here are the best ones that we have seen most recently:
1. Women try body wraps after pregnancy to get that Jessica Alba look
This article talks about two of the products that we happen to sell in our store, the Hip Slimmer and Diastasis Rehab (Tupler Technique)
2. Ab Rehab
This Fit Pregnancy article has quotes from Julie Tupler, the inventor of the...Read Full Story
Do you find yourself asking the question: "I am no longer pregnant, but why the tummy bulge?"
It's embarrassing and we all want full bragging-rights when graduating from elastic, waistband pants. As it turns out, may be a physiologic basis for this belly "bulge" called diastasis recti. Healing a diastasis recti has nothing to do with crunches.
In fact, crunches -or any exercise including forward flexion of the spine while lying down- can make your abdominal muscles MORE saggy.
What is...Read Full Story
You’re working hard to get flat abs and you’ve noticed your abdominal muscles look more defined as you’ve strengthened the muscles and shed body fat. Still, you notice your abs aren’t as flat as you’d like based on your weight and body fat percentage. In fact, you notice an abdominal bulge that you just can’t seem to get rid of. Persistent fullness or a “pooch” in the lower abs and it’s not always due to belly fat. Here are surprising reasons why your tummy isn’t flat.
Lumbar Hyperlordosis...Read Full Story
I receive questions all of the time regarding Diastasis Rehab® products and pregnancy. Here is a recent question:
Customer: What product/video would you recommend for an expectant mother (currently 11 weeks pregnant) who has diastasis recti?
Karla Trotman: I would suggest “Perfect Pushing“. It will show you how to not exacerbate the separation during the laboring and delivery process. It will also prime your body for the marathon of pushing.
You can wear a splint during pregnancy as...Read Full Story
I have diastasis recti (abdominal wall seperation) from my last pregnancy 2004. It went undetected for several years until I started kicboxing and I felt like I tore all my stomach muscles doing the ab work. Because it had been left unattended to I was told the likely hood of it repairing/mending back together wasn’t high. So I have been mindful of this with my yoga.
I have never really had any pain during the practice, always focusing on sucking the stomach in, which at times is hard when...Read Full Story