Have you ever been really overweight and then lost that weight only to still have a mysterious belly pooch? Have personal trainers promised you a flat six-pack, but your stomach got bigger!? Ever been pregnant? Have abdominal surgery to correct a hernia, take out your appendix, or perhaps a c-section? Then you likely have a condition called diastasis recti, and here’s how you check yourself for it.
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Having diastasis recti isn’t a death sentence, but it does mean that your abs got so stretched out or disconnected during surgery, that they no longer know how to hold you together. Your organs are literally pooching out of your body, and no amount of crunches will give you a flat stomach. In fact, crunches will make your diastasis bulge even worse!!!
Just like any other torn muscle, you need to rehab your abs. You need to quit doing crunches, plank poses, crossover crunches, V-sits and anything that could make your bulge worse until you heal it. If you are interested in workouts that will actually help close your diastasis, you should know that Fit2B Studio is set to become the premier online source for “Tummy Safe” workouts that work your core in a myriad of other ways. Stay tuned!