About Diastasis Recti

Fit2B How To Check For Diastasis Recti

If your abs seem to only get worse when you do crunches, sit ups or planks…
If your belly button mysteriously became an outie when it was always an innie…
If your lower back always bothers you, or you constantly “throw your back out”…
If you pee your pants every time you sneeze, cough, laugh, stand up, sit down…
If you have ever had abdominal surgery and your core connection is still cut…
If you’ve ever given birth and your middle still feels muddled…
If you always feel like a limp noodle, and you have to prop yourself up…

 If you have any of those symptoms or ALL of them, then you might also have another symptom of a weak core called diastasis recti abdominus, and it’s time to change the way you workout.

How To Check For Diastasis Recti

How to check for diastasis recti - Fit2B

Watch these Two Short Videos

We have two videos that will help you learn how to check yourself for diastasis recti. Both videos were filmed by Fit2B Studio in cooperation with licensed physical therapist and core rehabilitation expert, Kelly Dean, owner of The Tummy Team. One is a short video that shows you a self-check for diastasis recti. The longer video explores the BIG PICTURE of what a diastasis recti means to your life {it’s not a death sentence, dear ones} while also showing how to check for transverse abdominus recruitment and more!

#1
The Basic Self-Check

#2
Longer Self-Check & The Big Picture

If you discover that you have an abnormal space between the two sides of your abdominals, then please avoid crunches, sit ups and full prone planks while you educate yourself and learn how to exercise in a way that doesn’t make the situation worse. Our TummySafe workouts encourage safe yet progressively more challenging activity while helping you to begin rebuilding your connection to your core. They’re not just exercises for diastasis recti victims, but for everyone at all fitness levels. Fit2B is known for it’s safe diastasis recti workouts, but we really exist to progress your strength and tone after you’ve done abdominal rehab. We are the fitness piece that won’t re-widen your separation if it’s in the process of narrowing. If you have a wide, dysfunctional diastasis recti, please consult this link to find a diastasis expert in your area. Also, please read this article {click!} to gain a real understanding of your abs and how you can triumph over your tummy’s dysfunction.

Want to strengthen your body without worsening your diastasis?

You need Fit2B Studio’s TummySafe™ workouts!

Hey! I’ve been doing Totally Transverse about 4 days a week for the last 3 weeks and guess what?! I’ve lost 3.75 inches on my belly!!! And that was for sure with no dieting – in fact it includes a couple minor binge sessions… Thanks so much Fit2B workouts!!
Katie W.
I’m enjoying your videos. You’re very peaceful. I’m building up my core. My diastasis is only a 1-2-1 but I’m very weak. Lots of cellulite and lower pooch.  :-/  I had some internal health issues that thankfully just got resolved!  Praise God!!  My body wouldn’t let me lose weight!  I am lovin’ learning how to be tummy safe. I love applying new “truth” and not wasting time doing exercises that actually hurt my progress!!! It’s crazy!
Shannon S.
I went clothes shopping today, everything I took in the dressing room to try on fit! And! It was all one whole size smaller. :D I have lost 8 pounds. But that isn’t the cool part, I have lost 8 pounds before only to be the same size. My diet has helped with the loss, but my size going down I must credit to Fit2B! I don’t think it would of happened without this wonderful resource! :D I feel so great and so strong! Looking forward to how much better this can get!
Fit2B in Texas, Jennifer
I was doing post natal pilates for a while but had a hard time progressing into regular pilates and hurt myself the first time I tried it. That’s when a bloggy friend was talking about your program and I figured I would try it since it was free. Like I said, I stuck with those for a while and then moved forward. I think it’s great you offer such slow transitions – our bodies definitely need it!
Fit2B in New York, Jess

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