One of my commitments for 2022 is to give you more free exercises to help you in your day-to-day life as you work through healing and strengthening your core, pelvic floor, and your total body. Because finding diastasis recti exercises should be hard! In fact, just one exercise per day can make a big difference in how you feel and how your body functions.
I want you all to know that small, meaningful, time friendly movements each day can add up to big results. Meaning, you for reals do not need an entire hour dedicated to exercise each day to see improvement in diastasis recti and pelvic floor strength.
I mean, don’t get me wrong, when you have an hour for exercise, totally take it! I love to go running 7 miles on the weekend when I’ve got the luxury to do it. It’s great to hang out at the gym and take my sweet time doing a dang hard leg workout.
But often times, those hours are the exception, not the rule.
We need to be realistic and do what fits into our daily life amidst all the other obligations we have. We need to know ourselves and know that taking an hour for exercise every day is simply not gonna happen (**raises hand over here). It’s time to give grace where we can, but also be diligent to commit to small exercises habits so that we keep moving forward to accomplish our strength goals for our own health!! Because, news flash, you are important. Yes, you. 🙂
To that end, I thought it may be helpful if I did a short blog series just once per week with one exercise you can focus on. These are exercises I rotate in to my daily movement practice that I have seen have massive results for my own body. As I do them each week, I’ll share them with you!
Here is one of my all time favorites: Cross Body Twists. This movement combines a solid squat for glute, quad and pelvic floor strength with a cross body rotation movement to help create space and stimulate fascia through the thoracic region.
This exercise will help you feel taller, more relaxed, and will help untwist and unwind your core so that your lower belly can flatten as your abs work to support your body.
Be sure your breathing is on point and your upper body is lined up! Proper posture is important for postpartum fitness.
Here’s the 41 second demo video. Do this every day for roughly 1 minute. Twice a day (morning and evening) will double your results.
If focusing one just one exercise feels helpful and doable for you, I’d love to invite to join us for the most non-overwhelming, mom-friendly, core healing, and fun fitness challenge you’ll ever find. It’s called the Simply Fit Challenge, and it’s the opposite of hard. In fact, it’s just only 5 minutes of exercise per day! If you’ve been struggling to fit in more diastasis recti exercise, this is the challenge for you. It’s just 14 days, 5 minutes, 3 workouts total. That’s it. Check out the Simply Fit Challenge here. You’ll be surprised how much just 5 minutes can do for you.
If you’re looking for a program specifically designed to heal diastais recti, then check out our core programs here.