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Post birth Protect your core for life. A SUPER ESSENTIAL PRINCIPLE for the Post Natal mummy

Some moms I train ask me why I'm so fixed up on their breathing when exercising. Here is a short answer.
A SUPER ESSENTIAL PRINCIPLE for the Post Natal mummy - Exhale on Exertion! 
All moms, you, me, lift stuff every day, all day long, we lift and ‘load’ our bodies against gravity. It’s a tough job, so what happens when we add to the mix a woman with Diastasis and/or her abdominal wall and /or Pelvic Floor hasn't regained the integrity and full function to withstand the pressure created by lifting the load? 

Well, under the natural increase in intro-abdominal pressure, your viscera(the large internal organs of the abdominal cavity:intestines; guts) is then forced outward against the weak abdominal wall and downwards, towards the still healing Pelvic Floor organs and tissue and that for some people looks like a poochy tummy and urinary leakage…..

AS you LIFT YOURSELF, THE BABY, THE WASHING BASKET, THE CAR SEAT…..WHATEVER……AS YOU RISE AGAINST GRAVITY…..EXHALE ON EXERTION!


This exhalation kicks in a protective mechanism for the entire core and improves the transfer of load through the tissues and needs to re-taught in the Post Natal period until it becomes automatic because if a woman is lifting all day either holding her breath or bearing out and down onto a healing Diastasis or a weak Pelvic Floor……her recovery is going to be retarded.


Stay functionally strong <3 




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