WHAT IS A STRONG CORE? | TUPLER TECHNIQUE® 2020
No matter how much abdominal work you do, you will never ever have a strong core if your abdominal muscles are separated!
You can only have a strong core if your abdominal muscles are close together.
Crunches are the worst thing you can do as they separate your abdominal muscles. The more crunches you do, the larger your separation will get. This separation is called a diastasis recti.
First of all, you are probably wondering why should I care if my muscles are separated? Here’s why. The job of your outermost abdominal muscles, called the rectus abdominus, is to support your back and organs and they can only support them if they are close together. If they are separated, they are not doing their job. When they separate, the connective tissue that joins the separated muscles stretches sideways. So now it is the stretched out connective tissue supporting your organs and back instead of the muscles if they were close together.
Needless to say, weak connective tissue is not a good support system for your back and organs.
Separated muscles can put you at risk for back pain, an umbilical hernia, poor posture, pelvic floor issues and GI issues such as bloating after eating and constipation. Just to name a few.
If you are pregnant, separated muscles can put you at risk for a C section.
If you are having abdominal surgery, separated muscles can put you at risk for an incisional hernia which is when the stitches come undone after your surgery.
The first step in having a strong core is to check yourself to see if you have a diastasis recti. Many people have it and just don’t know it.
Please Click on the link below to view a video and learn how to check yourself. There is another link to learn how to close your separated muscles with the Tupler Technique with a free copy of my Tupler Tips.
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.