If you had diastasis recti and want to start doing planks, push-ups, etc but unsure where to start? Unsure of how to progress into more advanced frontal positions so you don’t hurt your core or make your ab separation worse? I am sharing my tips on how to start modifying certain frontal exercises in your workouts. Plus if you’re pregnant I share my thoughts on frontal positions.
The other day I filmed a video for my purely fit moms clients and know that so many moms have concerns about what exercises are safe to do postpartum, especially if you have or have ab separation. I understand those fears as I had them too. In this video, I share what I recommend on how to progress into more advanced exercises moves in your workouts.
Diastasis Recti: how to start modifying frontal exercises in your workouts
Please share this video with your mom and mom-to-be friends to help share these tips to help continue to take care of their core.
I know so many moms are scared and freaking out about how they don’t want to re-open their diastasis but want to start doing more advanced moves in their workouts.
I was scared when I started to do more frontal positions like planks and burpees but in the video, I share how I personally progressed and what I have my clients do too.
This video shared exercises you typically do during HIIT training style workouts that I do, so I don’t give gym exercise modifications because I am not an expert in the area like I am in-home workouts. I am just now starting to lift heavier, do more intense and challenging exercise moves in my weekly workouts inside my monthly membership Fit Soul Movement.
So, moving forward my core will always be on my mind when I workout and will modify or create new exercises that fit be best inside Intentionally Built, as I am working out for life and that’s where I will be
Modifying and progressing into more advanced exercises shouldn’t be rushed.
Take your time to challenge your body more and more during postpartum.
There’s no rush. Let go of getting your “pre-baby” body back and instead focus on making your current body stronger. Listen to your body and continue to make adjustments when needed.
What I know now, I don’t recommend doing frontal positions when pregnant, especially in the last 2 trimesters. There are plenty of other great exercises to keep you strong and healthy during pregnancy.
Lori (and Michelle)
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These are great ideas. I have a 3 finger wide diastasis and was told by doctors that the only way to fix it was with surgery. I didn’t want to put myself through a surgery so I worked diligently on it and it has gotten much better. It did take quite a long time though. My son is 4 and it’s not completely better but my stomach is basically flat and my core is getting stronger everyday.
So glad to hear that you are healed!