Today I have a guest post from Bethany of fit2b.us. Enjoy..
Do you feel like a noodle when you run?
When you try to sit up, does your belly bulge like an alien is trying to emerge?
If you lie on your back and try to raise your legs off the floor, do your abs lift up out of your gut like a loaf of bread rising?
If you answered yes to those three questions, then you may have a very common abdominal injury that could be made worse by running!
So how does running make it worse and how can it be fixed?
- First, it’s important to get a”gut check”. To find out if you have a diastasis, watch this FREE video: “How to Check for Diastasis” over at Fit2B Studio which is an online workout video site that features “tummy safe” workouts.
- Second, stop doing crunches and situps. They bulge the injured area, putting more pressure on the diastasis, which make matters worse! Stick to side-lying exercises and work on drawing your navel in toward your spine as you breathe out.