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October 15th, 2012, 09:42 PM
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Hello ladies,
Just wondering how everyone is doing on the abdominal front and what exercises and or programs you are using to work your core?
I was going to do the Tracy Anderson postpartum workout video but couldn't do any of the ab exercises due to rather significant diastasis recti. I admit I was crushed at my inability to work out what used to be my most favored body part and haven't really done anything with my stomach since, have just been doing daily walks.
I was wondering if anyone else has or has had this problem in the past and what exercises did you do or are doing that helped?
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October 16th, 2012, 07:35 AM
Mountain~Mama's Avatar ThePastHasNoPowerOverMe
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I just checked myself this morning for Diastasis Recti. I can fit 2 fingers in, which is supposed to be normal but I'm still a bit concerned and nervous to do many typical ab workouts. I think I will youtube Diastasis Recti workouts and see what I can find and hopefully can heal it up more.
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October 16th, 2012, 07:54 AM
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You're going to be doing a lot of pelvic tilts amd crunches with a towel. I'll link the one I'm using. My split is only one finger width thank goodness.

Exercises to Help Flatten Your Stomach & Close/Repair a Diastasis Recti/Abdominal Split Separation - YouTube
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October 16th, 2012, 09:23 AM
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I did Roman chair knee raises the first time I went to the gym and it was a bit too much as of yet so I will probably just do planks for another few weeks to work the transverse abdominis (sp?).
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October 17th, 2012, 03:54 PM
Corrupt's Avatar Happy Mama
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There are several excersises on this site. hope it helps

BeFit-Mom Diastasis Recti or Abdominal Separation
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October 19th, 2012, 03:27 PM
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I'm doing the Tracy Anderson Post Pregnancy workout...my abs are back to normal and I'm started to build tone/muscle. I started working my abs 5 weeks PP.
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October 20th, 2012, 12:01 AM
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Missa, are you doing the exercises for your 1 finger tip width separation? I can't find crap for information. Some says no separation whatsoever is okay, some says up to two. I really wish doctors would do their jobs and check for this!
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October 20th, 2012, 04:29 AM
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I'm with you Cassie. I have about a 2 finger separation and I really don't know what I should do.
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October 21st, 2012, 04:07 AM
afwifey09's Avatar proud momma to Ava Kay
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When I go in for my iud placement checkup I'm going to ask. I'll let you know what he says if we don't find out anything else, Melanie.
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October 29th, 2012, 10:36 AM
Mountain~Mama's Avatar ThePastHasNoPowerOverMe
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Anyone seeing any improvement yet?

I think my gap is a little bit smaller! I haven't been doing much, just letting things heal.
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