A common piece of advice given to women who are newly postpartum or managing diastasis recti or prolapse is to avoid crunches, sit-ups, planks and other more traditional core exercises.
The idea is that these kinds of exercises create a lot of pressure into the core and pelvic floor (which is obviously not the best thing for a recovering muscle system).
And while they can create a lot of pressure, so can a squat or an overhead press. So it’s not just about avoiding traditional core exercises.
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