FOR THOSE WITH AN AB SEPARATION (Diastasis Recti) – IT’s NOT ABOUT THE GAP!!!!!!
Commonly when people test Diastasis Recti they just feel for a gap when doing a curl up. ‘Closing the gap’ should not be the aim. Flatter tummys and stronger cores come from increasing core strength and increasing the tension in your connective tissues including the Linea Alba connective tissue between the 2 six pack muscles. And that is what leads to a pulling back effect giving you a flatter tummy. The lady below has a washboard stomach but still a gap proving that getting the results of a stronger core and flatter tummy is not about closing the gap.
Try doing the 3 tests below and make a note of your findings
Can You Feel Any Swelling and Tension of the Linea Alba?
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