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    diastasis / tva muscles

    I am currently doing the nrol4w program and loving it. Unfortunately I have a diastasis (separation of the rectus abdominus) from my last pregnancy, so am having to modify some of the core work. I am really struggling to close this gap and am wondering if the abs program will be good for it, or if it is better to take a break from lifting and focus on exercises specifically aimed at diastasis.

    In other words, will the abs program work my tva muscles and help make the connective tissues stronger? Or could the program potentially make it worse?

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    diastasis / tva muscles

    Quote Originally Posted by "vagabonder" post=1008476
    I am currently doing the nrol4w program and loving it. Unfortunately I have a diastasis (separation of the rectus abdominus) from my last pregnancy, so am having to modify some of the core work. I am really struggling to close this gap and am wondering if the abs program will be good for it, or if it is better to take a break from lifting and focus on exercises specifically aimed at diastasis.

    In other words, will the abs program work my tva muscles and help make the connective tissues stronger? Or could the program potentially make it worse?
    My wife, Galina Denzel, is a Restorative Exercise Specialist and one of her specialties is pre and post-natal exercise. I'm going to let her know your question, but the short answer is yes, you should focus on specific exercise to fix the diastasis. I'll see that she pops in with some direction!

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    diastasis / tva muscles

    Hi, my wonderful husband told me I should chime in. How big is your diastasis when measured? Diastasis is not a TVA condition it's more of a rectus abdominis issue, and while you may have TVA activation problems as well, activating the TVA is not an answer. If you have some time to explain how are you struggling to close the diastasis? What have you tried? What are you feeling your challenges are with movement? Do you have any other symptoms/complaints? In general you should be able to do your program but you need to take certain preparatory steps and cultivate specific awareness during the movements. I have given many girls free Skype sessions with some simple tips you can start to follow, you can always email me at [email protected] You can fix this and rebuild yourself stronger!

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    Hi Galya. Thank you so much for responding! It's been recommended to me to find a restorative exercise specialist, and I especially love that you are familiar with nrol to help me incorporate it as well. I will email you off list.

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