Floor exercises to target deep core strength to heal diastasis recti using a mini exercise ball. The mini exercise ball is a great fitness piece of equipment that is affordable and really helps with core activation.
I (Lori) am back with more diastasis recti tips! After my last video – How to modify and progress frontal exercises if you had diastasis recti – I received more request for core tips. I love learning more about strengthening our deep core muscles ever since suffering my diastasis recti before, I know just how important good core strength is to getting rid of the mummy tummy.
In today’s video, I am sharing some core exercises using a MUST HAVE piece of equipment for all women, especially for my beautiful postpartum moms out there. Some of the moves in the video below are advanced, making it great for moms that have healed their diastasis (like me) but want to continue to keep their core strong.
11 lying down ab exercises using the Mini exercise ball for stronger abs & to help heal diastasis recti
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.
If you are looking for more core exercises to keep your core strong give these moves a try.
If you are wanting more of a structured program or more tips on how to get a flatter, stronger core in a safe way that you can do at home that I personally did to heal me, then check out Retrain Your Core.
For my pregnant moms or if you are thinking of being pregnant make sure you check out Purely Fit Pregnancy for safe and effective home workouts to do to protect core while staying healthy and fit during pregnancy.
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For the workouts that I am currently doing are from our online fitness membership and sisterhood- Intentionally Built
11 lying down Mini ball exercises to improve core strength and help heal diastasis
- Ball squeezes
- Bridge with 10 ball squeezes
- Arm squeezes
- Squeeze and hold
- Bridge with 10 arm squeezes
- Feet on ball bridge
- Legs at 90 degrees with toes pointed out and squeeze
- Ball in between feet and squeeze
- Lets straight up and squeeze
- Single arm tri-cep get-ups with ball squeeze
- Ball underneath tailbone with leg lifts
Using the mini exercise ball helps target core and some of those troubled spots like back, hips, and inner thighs. This is a great piece of equipment to really target core muscle activation.
Leave me a comment below letting me know which move was your favorite.
As always make sure you consult with a doctor before doing anything new with our fitness routine. Listen to your body and stop doing something if it doesn’t feel right to you!
Make sure you get yourself my #coffeeandcore bundle – 12 easy to fit into your busy life core workouts to help you get a stronger and flatter tummy with some coffee chat to help you feel and look your best starting with a strong core.
I know there’s so much information out there that it can be so confusing and overwhelming on what to do for you, your body during and after pregnancy.
I had those same concerns during my journey that’s why I created my programs as I wanted them to be a safe place where you could find a simple follow along fitness program that’s not time-consuming, effective and helps protect and strengthen your core!
Questions please let me know.
Lori (and Michelle)
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