Tupler Technique®: Week Three

 

For some reason I feel like Week Three got away from me… Ideally I am doing my abdominal exercises 3 times/day, but I think I averaged 1-2 times/day. Also, not being able to run {not conducive to healing the connective tissue} is starting to catch up with me. I find myself wanting, no NEEDING, a third espresso by 5pm to get through the day, which is when I would usually go running. Finally last night my hubby and I decided to pack up our wee family for a quickie-after-dinner-hike as summer is winding down and the after-dinner options are about to become sparse… cut to half-way down the trail, heading back to the car, and there I am-on my arse after rolling my ankle, mid-ABC song with my tot in the hiking backpack. Who put that tiny rock on my trail??? Grrrr.

Now that I have confessed to my incomplete exercise homework and a couple physical fitness challenges I am facing, it’s time to refocus on the importance of strengthening the core from the inside out by engaging and strengthening (shortening) the transverse muscle.

What is the transverse muscle and why is it important? TransversusAbdominis

The transverse is an abdominal muscle responsible for stabilizing the core, which is connected to the low back muscles. It is one of the main core stabilizing muscles of the lumbar spine. A weak transverse is often indicated in low back pain.

What is a Diastasis Recti?

Diastasis Recti, a condition often ignored by the medical community, is a problem that screams for more attention, and that is why Everybelly® should be checked for a diastasis recti.

Everybelly® means all women (baby or no baby), men and children.  Many people have a diastasis recti and just don’t know it!

A diastasis recti is a separation of your outer most abdominal muscles. The job of these muscles (called rectus abdominis), is to support your back and your organs. {Read more about why you should care about the separation of your abdominal muscles.}

The Tupler Technique® is the only research-based exercise program proven to effectively treat a diastasis recti.

The occurrence and size of Diastasis Recti Abdominis, DRA, is much greater in non‐Tupler-Technique®-exercising pregnant women than in Tupler-Technique®-exercising pregnant women. Because of the integral role the abdominal muscles play in functional activities we recommend examining pregnant and postpartum women for the presence of DRA, according to recent research published in the Journal of Women’s Health Physical Therapy.

In other words, using the Tupler Technique® simple abdominal exercises before, during and after pregnancy will save your back- as well as the rest of your body- a world of residual discomfort and pain.

I have been enjoying such productive and rewarding conversations with my friends since reviewing The Tupler Technique® here in cyberspace. I encourage you all to post your comments and questions below as well for the benefit of others journeying along with us. Or join the conversation on our Facebook page. I feel like I have been dragging my feet about strengthening my core for YEARS. “You’ll have to tell me what you think!” is one comment I have heard a couple times now. If I have not already come out and said it through these last several blog posts, let me say it now: I love the Tupler Technique® and I highly recommend Diastis Rehab to ANYONE looking to strengthen their core from the inside out.

I can’t wait to show you my results from Week Four. Can you see my ribs coming together from Before Starting The Tupler Technique® to Week Three? I can! Next week I’ll share more about my personal experience with my post-pregnancy ribs and how splinting has been an answered prayer, two years in the making.

before and week 3 front

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