I have separated stomach muscles I am just wondering if any other mums did exercise with this?
I'm wearing src shorts during day thanks
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21-07-2013 15:52 #1
Exercising with separated stomach muscles?
21-07-2013 16:28 #2
Trying to do crunch type exercises is detrimental. You need to start slow with pelvic tilts (ie. bringing you hips towards your chest instead of vice verse). Even as basic as lying on your back with your knees bent and rolling your hips so that your belly button is sucked towards your back.
21-07-2013 16:59 #3
I would suggest perhaps doing yoga or Pilates with an experienced instructor. That way the movements are slow and controlled and the instructor would be able to tailor the exercises to your needs.
I never had separated muscles but I did have a lot of difficulty with ab exercises and my instructor was brilliant and was able to help me one on one.
21-07-2013 17:36 #4
Okay thank you, I've only just joined mums and bubs classes with my baby at my physio and I have asked to do one on one Pilates.
I was hoping to do more intense work outs as my engagement is in October
21-07-2013 17:45 #5Junior Member
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Go and see a Physio, they are perfect for this thing and you would be surprised what you can do as long as you wear support. You will be looking fab in no time. If you live in Brisbane I can recommend a lady that specialises in this type of thing.
21-07-2013 21:16 #6
I see a physio- that's where my classes are held I was just wondering if what she was telling me was a crock LOL!
I am there three times a week and feel like my money is going out the window because my back and body feels no different!
21-07-2013 22:29 #7
Sounds like you've been told the right thing Monnie but the good news is if you do it slow and steady you WILL get results. Three months should be right. Good luck
21-07-2013 23:24 #8
I have the same thing, (16 months postpartum and still a 3 finger gap). I've done body balance and pump at the gym (skipping the ab tracks and any exercises that involve planks or oblique work, and making sure to always pull my belly button back to my spine) and that seemed to help strengthen the rest of my muscles without making the diastasis any worse (took a month or two of balance and my upper back stopped hurting).
Is your physio doing anything like the Tupler technique with you? I have the book and regularly do the contractions exercise, and have also found the 10 min "totally transverse" exercise video on fit2be really helpful.
Hope you find something that works for you (and if you do, let me know!)
18-02-2015 14:12 #9Junior Member
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18-02-2015 14:38 #10
You can still do strenuous exercises like weights and cardio, but I would avoid doing full sit ups.
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