Should I do cardio with Diastasis Recti?
How do I approach cardio training?
Simply put, cardiovascular exercise is important to your health. There are just a few things I want you to consider when approaching your cardio exercise if there is a Diastasis or core function issue.
- We always start with ABC (TM)
- How does this cardio feel?
- What should I adjust to maximize results?
So, first of all, in all positions, postures, and movements, we start with ABC. We adjust all things to fit into our ABC’s, whatever that is today.
In other words, if we are struggling to get into good alignment from standing still, how does that change when I am moving? Can I fix the position and how?
Can I perform correct breathing while doing this cardio exercise?
Can I perform this cardio exercise with proper core engagement?
If any piece of The ABC’s is out of place, we have a functional, foundational problem and we have to adjust and start again.
Sometimes, that means moving to low impact rather than high. Sometimes, it means changing the movement altogether. Sometimes, it means spending some more practice time in The ABC’s.
You WILL get back out there. Safely.