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@ironptmom is demonstrating an exercise we often do in our diastasisrecti but for anyone who needs their legs supported when performing what would otherwise be a very challenging exercise. As you get stronger, you can making this more difficult by using a lighter resistance band or taking it away altogether! Can you breathe/talk? Can you do this exercise + the variations without “doming” or “bulging” your abs out? If you’d like some help with a guided, core reha...
Posted on 2020-06-17
@jgraygymnastics is now about 5 months postpartum and progressing nicely! This is an advanced version of deadbug exercise and is a killer abs workout! It may not look that hard but the harder you push into the wall, the more tension you’ll feel in your core.It’s important to: Keep the ribs down Spine neutral (don’t let your low back arch from the floor)Breathe (don’t hold breath or bear down into your pelvic floor) Only lower your leg down as low as you ...
Posted on 2020-02-15
Workout Wednesday brought to you by @ironptmom! Here are some progressions to one of our favorite core exercises: The hollow body hold!Starting from easiest : March with legs keeping spine neutral and abs flat I.e. no “bulging” or “doming”. Each progression gets a bit harder and you’ll likely want to arch your lower back away from the floor. Stick with the hardest version you can do well! That means you may need to go back to an easier version for a while until yo...
Posted on 2020-02-12
@jgraygymnastics doing her core rehab exercises ~4 months postpartum!Head to our Youtube if you wanna hear the cues....the breathing and timing of her pelvic floor is important here. The diaphragm is a core muscle and plays a major role in regulating intra-abdominal pressure (translation: DON’T hold your breath or the pressure in your stomach will likely push down into your pelvic floor or out through the belly) Since doming or pushing the belly out is generally not what we want if ...
Posted on 2020-02-01
The client in this video is actually an OB/GYN doctor who came to see us for a consult on her hernia, and gave us permission to post this for educational purposes.She’s been exercising and running but unhappy with how her abdomen looks despite all the work she’s been putting in.She’s been working out with a local “boot camp” gym but the womenshealth issues and really didn’t scale or modify the exercises for her. .As a result, she’s been doing planks , ...
Posted on 2020-01-30
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