So you look down at your tummy and your not exactly happy with what you see. Maybe you just had a baby 6 weeks ago or 6 years ago. Maybe you've decided it's time to start exercising again and things just don't feel the same. First, stop and love your body for what it was able to do for you. It carried a baby, gave birth and cares for your baby. Let's facing it, that's pretty cool! Now, take a closer look at your tummy, have you noticed a gap in the muscles? It's called a diastasis recti (DR). A DR can occur when the diastasis rectus or 6 pack muscles separate. Click here to watch Wendy Powell of MuTu®System show you how to check the gap. This gap is a result of the abdominus rectus or 6 pack muscle fascia separation. You might be thinking about how your tummy looks, but let's talk about how the deep core and pelvic floor work together. As a pelvic physical therapist, I work with women to regain pelvic floor and abdominals that function together to reduce back and neck pain, stop leaking and return patients to fitness and exercise programs. I tell my patients that in order to be strong on the outside, you must be strong on the inside to the real core. My patients would ask what exercises do you recommend? What can I do at home? I searched and found MuTu Systems. I was so impressed with MuTu systems, that I became one of only 30 MuTu Pros certified. MuTu Systems will teach you to love your core, find your alignment, eat right and breath right. As a MuTu Pro™ Certified Trainer, I will be your guide, cheerleader and support. Clicking here to get my exclusive 20% discount for the program.
Yes, I'm a Pelvic Physical Therapist and I don't think every female that leaks and has an abdominal gap should stop doing CrossFit. In fact, many activities we do every day puts more stress on our pelvic floor than heavy lifting. Let's start with things we all do...sneezing and coughing, put more force on our pelvic floor. Next question, does squatting to lift nothing from the ground or say a two gallons of juice from a counter? Two gallons of juice. Last one, walking 2 miles or crunches? Are you thinking crunches? Well I got this one wrong too, it's walking. These are some of the things I learned in a course given by Antony Lo, The Physio Detective. If you are leaking when you CrossFit and would like help scaling exercises, I'd like to help you. Send me an email or leave a voice message.