If you’re suffering from diastasis recti, you know how frustrating it can be. Fortunately, there are a number of corrective exercises for diastasis recti that you can do at home with just a few simple pieces of equipment.
I’m the first to admit that even before I became a mom, I never had rock-hard abs. As much as I wished I did, unfortunately, “wishing” isn’t good enough. You actually have to eat super-clean and do some pretty intense working out. Go figure.
But despite the fact that I definitely didn’t have a six-pack, I had some pretty good abdominal strength.
Enter, pregnancy and diastasis recti.
If you’re unfamiliar with diastasis recti, it basically means that your abdominal muscles have separated, leaving a gap of a few centimeters. It can make it difficult to lift objects and cause some pretty intense back pain (both of which aren’t very conducive to having a newborn.)
However, the good news is that unless you have an extremely severe case of diastasis recti, surgery isn’t usually needed. Instead, there are various corrective exercises for diastasis recti you can do at home to help heal abdominal separation.
Although I’m a qualified personal trainer, I’m not an expert on diastasis recti. But the video below was created by a physical therapist and pilates instructor, and it takes you through the exact exercises she uses with her physical therapy clients who suffer from diastatis recti.
One of the great features about this workout is that you can do it at home with some basic equipment (no gym membership needed!)
What You’ll Need to Complete This Corrective Diastasis Recti Workout
There are only 3 basic pieces of equipment you’ll need for this workout. And the great thing is, they’re all relatively cheap to buy on Amazon and they’re multi-purpose, meaning you can use them for a variety of different workouts and exercise routines beyond this one.