“I just had my baby 6 months ago and I ended up with about a 3 finger wide diastasis above my belly button.
I’ve been able to get it down to 1 1/2 finger-widths and it’s basically stayed there. I want to try doing planks and crunches and stuff again but I’m wondering if I should stay away from them until the muscles come together more (if that’s even possible)?
And if they do come back together, can I start doing crunches and stuff again without worrying about opening the gap back up?”
It’s a super common issue, and a very valid question.
If your diastasis is essentially “healed” – you’ve regained function back in your core – can you get back into all the crunches and planks and such you were staying away from before?
Well before we get to the nitty-gritty of answering that question, first I need you to ponder this one…