Workout Wednesday

β€œChecking for abdominal separation post pregnancy”

πŸ’πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ Have you recently had a baby and looking to start an exercise regime? πŸ‘ΆπŸ»πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ
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If so, check out this video about Diastisis (muscle separation of the abdominals post pregnancy) and how to check if you have it πŸ‘
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If you do find after checking that you do have a separation, don't despair, it can be corrected with the right exercises and avoidance of certain movements when you workout πŸ™Œ
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πŸ‘‰ To check, lay down on your back with your knees bent and feet on the floor
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πŸ‘‰ Place your pointer and middle finger side by side under your belly button and do a chest lift
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πŸ‘‰ Hold the chest lift and feel if you have a gap in between to 2 sides of your abdominal wall
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πŸ‘‰ Measure how many figures wide and note depth as shallow, medium or deep
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πŸ‘‰ Repeat the same thing above the bellow button
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If you have 2 fingers wide or more you have Diastisis and should avoid the following exercises -
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βœ–οΈ Sit ups
βœ–οΈ Ab crunches
βœ–οΈ Criss cross (otherwise known as bicycle)
βœ–οΈ Planks
βœ–οΈ Pushups on your toes
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In 2 weeks time, I will post an abdominal workout on our page for women with muscle separation, stay tuned! 😘
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At Stellar, we check all of our members for Diastisis and teach correction exercises as well as gave options or modifications in our classes for those that need it πŸ‘
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In the post natal stage? Stellar has got your pelvic floor and abdominal strengthening exercises ready to go that will not hinder your efforts in closing the gap
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πŸ‘‰We are mums, we know mums, we train mums - safely! πŸ‘­πŸ‘­
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Contact us for a free 7 day trial - http://www.stellarperformance.com.au/7dayfreetrial/
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Dani
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