My clients ask me ALL the time if activities doing certain activities will undo all their hard work. The answer depends on two things. One, the strength of their connective tissue and two, what activity they have done.
If you have weak connective it is much easier to open up your diastasis. The “getting up and down” movements are big forward forceful movements and they can open up a diastasis faster. With movements like this, you are putting the force of your full body weight on the weak connective tissue.
Strong connective tissue is “shallow” connective tissue. When we are checking for a diastasis we are checking for the distance between the two recti muscles and the condition of the connective tissue. The deeper your fingers go when checking, the weaker the connective tissue. Signs of weak connective tissue are feeling a pulsing when you are checking your diastasis, a belly button that sticks out, and seeing the half football like bulge when you come straight up (jackknife) from a back lying position.
That is why it is SO important not to do any other exercise program during the first six weeks of the Tupler Technique® Program. This allows the connective tissue to heal. You help connective tissue heal by protecting it from force, pressure,and stretching and by bringing blood flow to it when doing the seated exercises. It is also important to strengthen the innermost transverse muscle not only to bring the blood flow to the connective tissue but so it is strong enough to use it all the time when working out.
So your connective will be stronger in week 18 than week 6 of the program. So it will be harder (not impossible) to open up the diastasis in week 18 when your diastasis is smaller and your connective tissue is shallower.
To learn more about Diastasis Recti & the Tupler Technique® read this article: DIASTASIS RECTI RESEARCH AND EVIDENCED BASED EXERCISE PROGRAM
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Watch the short video below to know what a diastasis is.