• Diastasis Recti
  • The Shake Up–Brianna Battles: Pregnancy is Temporary. Postpartum is Forever.

    When Brianna Battles, a highly qualified strength and conditioning coach with a Master’s Degree in Coaching, birthed her firstborn, she expected to bounce back quickly.  After all, she had been lifting weights and exercising routinely throughout her entire pregnancy. She understood body mechanics, had solid form, and like many athletes, she had the ability to […]

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  • Healing Diastasis Recti–Activities of Daily Living

    The first thing my pelvic floor physical therapist (Success Physical Therapy, LLC) taught me when I went in with a bad case of diastasis recti (abdominal separation from my pregnancy) was how to use my breath and core interconnected. Next up on her list–teaching me to change the way I move throughout the day. Honestly, […]

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  • Monday Move: Push Up Modifications and Breathing for Core (Diastasis Recti)

    The push up is pretty straight forward, but if you are pregnant, postpartum, or working on healing diastasis recti, an abdominal separation common from pregnancy, then learning these modifications and how to use your core throughout the movement are essential. The most common mistakes I see in the push up is simply not modifying when […]

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  • Squat Form, Breathing Technique, and Drills to Improve

    Squatting is one of the most natural and yet the most complicated exercises. It doesn’t matter if you are squatting to pick something off the floor, or moving hundreds of pounds while weight lifting–form and breath/core connection are integral in keeping you safe and strong. This video also talks about how to protect your pelvic […]