I want to let you in on a little secret: if you want to lose fat, you need to get your nutrition under control.
Most women aren't trying to obtain Hulk-like physique from their efforts in the gym (and I'm right there with ya!). And so many women continue to follow the old adage that lifting heavy will make you bulky so they resort to lifting light weight with high reps. Because as we’ve all been told, “Lifting heavy is for bulking up and lifting light with high reps is for toning,” right?
Diastasis recti occurs when the uterus begins pushing against the abdominal wall. The pressure of the uterus along with the pregnancy hormones cause the midline tissue to widen and become thinner resulting in softened connective tissue. Diastasis recti is most common after pregnancy when the woman’s abdominal wall is soft.
I discovered I had diastasis recti with our second baby girl. As soon as I discovered it, I went to work trying to repair it. I have to admit that I’ve allowed life to get in the way of my DR exercises the past several months. I’ve made some great progress, but I have a little ways to go before it’s gone completely.