Diastasis Recti, the separation of the abdominal muscles, isn’t just a problem with your abs, and it wasn’t just caused by pregnancy! It’s a whole-body problem. In this book, you’ll learn why it happens and how to create the changes that will help.
Your abdominal muscles bend, twist, and support the spine. They contract and release to help you breathe, cough, talk, and sing. They stretch to accommodate pregnancy, haul your lower body towards your upper, and protect your abdominal organs. They should not be splitting down the middle.
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
- Why you need to change how you move to stop causing DR
The book is for any man or woman experiencing abdominal separation or weakness and contains over 30 exercises. Just as important, it explains what has contributed to the problem in the first place.