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Here’s a snippet from our Core & Pelvic Floor ReBoot Camp Workshop: Victoria Liu is assessing the 3 layers of this client’s C-section Scar. The video skips the 2nd layer for brevity but that actually reproduced Back Pain! Clinically, we sometimes see a direct correlation between the scar and back pain and other times, it’s indirect. For example, we had another client who had significant tension throughout the entire front side of her Left Leg. That Quadriceps...
Posted on 2019-03-27
A Good Modification for a regular plank is this version performed at a counter or bench. See our previous post demonstrating this client’s “doming” or “tenting” when she performed it on the floor. You can see how she is able to create tension across the fascia in her abs and prevent the separation after some coaching and cueing from @ironptmom. The goal is to get her back to a full regular plank without compensation, breath holding, excessive tension in her neck or ...
Posted on 2019-03-25
Did you know that your Diaphragm is a key Core muscle? It’s also the main muscle for Breathing! Breathing seems so simple but many do it in a way that is Suboptimal for their Core, Pelvic Floor and Spine. ⭐️Do you hold your breath or does your lower belly bulge out when you work your “Core”? ⭐️Are you performing Kegels correctly or do you bear down into your Pelvic Floor? ⭐️We explore these questions and teach you how to properly train your Core with ...
Posted on 2019-03-15
This is a great exercise to strengthen your core- as long as 1) you don’t allow your back to arch up off the floor when you bring the Kettlebell over your head (⭐️anti-extension: the Kettlebell makes you want to arch and you have to use your abs to prevent that from happening) and 2) You keep your spine from rotating when you lower 1 leg at a time (⭐️anti-rotation: when you lower the Right leg, your pelvis wants to rotate to the Right and you have to prevent that from happening).&n...
Posted on 2019-02-18
Guideline #5 for Return to Fitness & Running Postpartum ‍Part 2: Hip Adductors/Groin/Inner Thighs: Hip function is super important for core and pelvic floor function. We talked about the 6 hip rotators in Part 1 and today we address the Adductors (your inner thigh muscles) in Part 2. Did you know that the Adductors attach to the 2nd layer of your pelvic floor⁉️That means your inner thigh muscles are part of your Core! ️So check them out- Here’s a test for you: ...
Posted on 2018-12-03
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