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133. Ab curls are safe during pregnancy, live podcast with Raphael Bender
Episode 13316th April 2023 • Pilates Elephants • Raphael Bender
00:00:00 01:05:20

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Ab curls ARE safe during pregnancy. Many people mistakenly believe they increase risk of diastasis but this is not true.

Resources mentioned in the episode:

  • Check out or visualized anatomy program here
  • Diastasis gets narrower during a curl up here and here
  • Diastasis gets wider during TrA contraction here and here
  • Prenatal abdominal strengthening probably helps diastasis here
  • Postpartum abdominal strengthening probably helps diastasis here
  • US General Surgeon’s perspective on exercise for diastasis here
  • ACOG guidelines on exercise during pregnancy and postpartum here
  • Get a copy of Raph's new book 'How to make $100k a year teaching Pilates' here.
  • Connect with Raph here.

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