Your #1 Guide For The Dos and Don’ts Of Abdominal Separation Exercises

What is abdominal separation? Abdominal separation or diastasis recti is when your abdominal muscles have been split in the middle. This may cause a bulge within your stomach. The linea alba is the connective tissue that runs vertically through the middle of your belly, and joins your abdominal wall, keeping both bands of muscles together.Continue reading “Your #1 Guide For The Dos and Don’ts Of Abdominal Separation Exercises”

4 Tips on How to Prevent Diastasis Recti

1. Build core strength pre/post-partum.  Stretching of the body during pregnancy is a normal process which readies the body for the growing baby inside, therefore some level of separation is likely to occur in most women. However, building stronger abdominal muscles prior to the pregnancy can help to reduce the amount they will stretch. AfterContinue reading “4 Tips on How to Prevent Diastasis Recti”

3 Common Questions Answered On Diastasis Recti And How To Test For It With Your Fingers.

What is it? Diastasis recti is the separation of the abdominal muscles which run down the centre of the stomach. This occurs during pregnancy when your body releases muscle relaxing hormones, combined with an expanding uterus, which together cause the connective tissue which holds the abdominal muscles together, known as the lineus alba, to weakenContinue reading “3 Common Questions Answered On Diastasis Recti And How To Test For It With Your Fingers.”