Your abdominal muscles have many important jobs-they help you do everything from twisting your spine to singing, accommodating pregnancy, and protecting your abdominal organs. They should not be splitting down the middle! In Diastasis Recti, biomechanist Katy Bowman explains the larger picture when it comes to DR-including body alignment; frequency of movement; the effects of all-day forces, like intra-abdominal pressure; and why doing just a few focused exercises doesn't often result in long-term success. You must learn a new way to move for an improved set of core muscles. In Diastasis Recti you will learn: why it's better to think of a diastasis as a symptom rather than as "the problem", how your current movement habits may be worsening your separation, five postural adjustments to make immediately, why mainstream core exercises like crunches and planks can make a diastasis worse, how to sit, stand, and walk for a stronger "whole body" core, This book's exercise program is designed to be gentle and effective for diastasis recti core weakness, pelvic floor disorders including pelvic organ prolapse, and general hypermobility. With over 30 exercises and habit modifications, this book presents a whole-body corrective program to address the forces overloading the core in the first place. Diastasis Recti is for any man or woman wanting to improve both the function and the appearance of their abdomen. Book jacket.
The Whole-Body Solution to Abdominal Weakness and Separation
Mind, Body & Spirit