Diastasis is the medical term for separation. Recti refers to the rectus abdominis – the vertical muscles most commonly called "abs." Diastasis recti is the separation of these muscles – an issue common during pregnancy or periods of rapid weight gain.
Diastasis recti may produce a bulge or “pooch” in the center of the abdomen. It may also contribute to:Poor balance and posture Weak core Pelvic floor dysfunction Urine leakage Chronic back pain Hiatal hernia
Diastasis recti may also cause constipation and bloating in some individuals.Do Core Workouts Treat Diastasis Recti?
Core exercises like crunches, sit-ups, and...Read More