Abs, Core & Pelvic Floor Programme


3 hour workshop on recovery of Abdominal Muscles, Core Muscles and Pelvic Floor Muscles and recovering from Diastasis Recti

What is Diastasis Recti:

Diastasis Recti, a condition often ignored by the medical community, is a problem that needs for more attention. The word diastasis means separation. The recti muscles are the outermost abdominal muscles. So, it is a separation of the outermost abdominal muscles. When the muscles separate the connective tissue (linea alba) joining these muscle stretches sideways. The job of these muscles (called rectus abdominis), is to support your back and your organs. So why should you care if your muscles are separated? Because separated muscles are weak muscles. Separated muscles cannot do their job of supporting your back and organs. To achieve a strong core, your muscles must be close together.  The sideways stretching of the connective tissue causes it to become thinner and weaker.  So, what happens is this weak saran wrap-like connective tissue is NOT effectively supporting your belly button, back and organs. They are only supported when the muscles are close together.

All women (baby or no baby), men and children are at risk for having a diastasis.  Many people have diastasis recti and just don’t know it because checking for a diastasis is not part of any medical or fitness evaluation.

What causes a diastasis?
A diastasis is caused by continuous stretching in both a forward and sideways direction of the connective tissue that joins the outermost muscles. This stretching is caused by pregnancy, weight gain in the abdominal area, abdominal surgery where they fill the abdominal cavity with air, exercises like crunches and Pilates 100, activities where you arch your back like gymnastics and swimming which flare your ribs, and crossover activities like tennis and golf.

What are some signs of a diastasis?
Signs of a diastasis are a bulging belly, an outie belly button, a half football bulge when bringing the shoulders off the floor, a belly that gets bigger after eating and at the end of the day. 

Is it normal to get a diastasis during pregnancy?
The muscles can stretch without separating. 

If you start doing abs, core and pelvic floor exercises correctly early in your pregnancy you can prevent a diastasis from occurring or make your diastasis smaller. You can start doing the exercises in your first trimester. 


How does a diastasis effect my pregnancy and birth?
A diastasis can cause back pain and constipation during pregnancy and put you at risk for a C-section in labor as the cervix will be pointing sideways instead of downwards.


What is DR, and how to identify & measure your separation
How to correct muscle separation
Nutrition that promotes growth and reconnection of muscles and joints
How to Exercise
You will learn the exercise with Marina Farook

Q&A session

Price: 2500 bdt

Snacks and drinks included

Duration: 3 hours + Q&A
Location : Bashundhara Residential Area, Dhaka


Please confirm registration by sending your fees to bkash 016 1727 0921 and completing the form at the bottom of this page.

For assistance, please email marina.farook@gmail.com

Limits per session

Please wear leggings and comfy t shirt so you can practice workouts with me.

Want to schedule your own group session with your friends? Get in touch today !

Email marina.farook@gmail.com


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