Please don’t take this the wrong way.
I do honestly believe that trainers and fitness instructors are there because they want to help people succeed. And that they are doing the best they can with the knowledge they have right now.
That being said, if your trainer does not understand how to differently train you with Diastasis Recti or core dysfunction (bad back? Issues with pelvic floor?), then you could walk away in pain or worse.
Here are a few tips for your training sessions:
- There is a difference between good pain and bad pain. Good pain feels like work. Bad pain feels like it’s wrong. If bad pain rises, you get out of the position immediately.
- There should never be a time where you feel form is compromised. If you’re all out of whack doing the exercise, imagine what your skeleton is doing.
- There is not an exercise that would fall out of the category of ABC. Do you know ABC? Does your trainer?
I would love to help you AND your trainer with your ABC’s. Trainers and instructors who take The ABC Method are more likely to find better exercises for you, and YOU are more likely to have more efficient and effective workouts (while recovering from Diastasis, back pain, or any core dysfunction).