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    Default Diastasis recti, what exercises did u do?

    Has anyone had this and what did u do to close the gap. I didn't know anything about it n I've been flogging my abs only to be getting a larger belly, turns out I've made the gap worse by doing this. I've googled a few exercises, just wondering what ones ppl have had success with.

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    From memory the biggest thing is to pull your tummy down into your belly button whenever you do any sort of abs exercise. Your muscles will strengthen into the shape you make them. So if you are doing crunches and your belly if bulging/peaking upwards as you do, this is the shape your muscles will form into. I found it more effective to do smaller movements and just really focus on pulling the tummy downwards (imagine trying to make your belly button touch your spine). Pelvic tilts were good too. I didn't get advice on the right way to exercise until 6months after having DD but it was not too late thankfully!!

    I need to remember all this now I'vehad DS as there's a good 3-4cm gap again and I should get the all clear to exercise again soon!

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    So when u say make your belly button touch ur spine, is it just sucking ur stomach in? Or are you more flexing ur abs. My lower abs so stick out when I do a sit up

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stac84 View Post
    So when u say make your belly button touch ur spine, is it just sucking ur stomach in? Or are you more flexing ur abs. My lower abs so stick out when I do a sit up
    Yep, except do it with an exhale (hence thinking of it more as pulling than sucking). A good physio can help too or see if your local hospital has classes run by a physio. That's what I did and only cost about $15 so much cheaper.

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