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Healing Diastasis Recti: Exercises

Wall Plank with modification

We all know now that crunches, sit-ups and other exercises that cause flexion of the spine are off limits with diastasis recti…and frankly, they were never that good for us anyway. But I’ve had a number of inquiries as to whether or not planks are safe.  The short answer is yes…if you can maintain proper engagement of your core and don’t have doming.  Chances are though, if you have diastasis recti, you don’t have the transverse abdominis strength to maintain a proper and effective core.  Here is what I do instead, and trust me…it is a hard workout!