Can you do HIIT training working or more intense workouts after healing diastasis? Or do you have to avoid them forever?
Depends on each person. Have you regained function back in your core?
Why do you want to do HIIT workouts again? Do you think they will give you 6-pack abs? Because we know eating more mindfully and doing full body strength training workouts will do that.
I get asked frequently from women and my clients who’ve gone through my Retrain Your Core program and have healed their diastasis recti… can I do regular workouts like HIIT and ab exercises again?
Do you like those kinds of exercises?
For me, I do them because I really love them. I love how HIIT workouts make me feel physically and emotionally. I did these workouts before I got pregnant and know continued after healing my diastasis recti after both pregnancies.
HIIT is just my thing. I will always love them mixed in with my full body strength training workouts.
I knew that I would find strategies that would help get my body strong again so I could do these style of workouts again.
How to modify HIIT workouts after healing 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 ways to start advancing your workouts after healing I hope this video gives you some tips on how to start that journey.
Also, make sure to check out my other modification video all about frontal positions likes planks and push-ups.
Things to keep in mind when you start doing more advanced exercise moves
- Make sure in alignment before starting the exercise
- Make sure you are inhaling and exhaling at the right times
- You have good linea alba tension. Which your linea alba is the line of connective tissue that runs lengthwise down your core.
- Go slow and still modify as you get stronger.
I am always going to be a person that tries. I ask you to try to. If you don’t try doing more advanced things you will never know how your core responds to make adjustments.
Make sure you are watching out for any coning, doming, pain, peeing in pants, or any pressure that just doesn’t feel right. Or that your abs just don’t seem to “turn on” and you feel like you are falling out in front.
These are some signs that your body isn’t quite ready for that new exercise.
This means you just need more time on strengthening your core and general strength-building before you can do that move fully.
I am a fan of slow, progressive strength-building process as that is what I personally have done 2 years postpartum after baby #2. I have taken it slow and steady these past 2 years with progressively doing more and more advanced moves.
Again because I enjoy them.
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!
If you need more guidance on how to feel better in your body after kids and heal diastasis check out my Retrain Your Core program which you get access to workout schedules and full-length workout videos to do during postpartum to gain more strength in your body in a safe way, so you can do more advanced moves again like I am able to do.
Or if you don’t need full workout videos and schedules you just want some good core exercises to heal diastasis 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 with a 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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