10 Easy Tips That Get You Ready for Weight Loss
Turn your unhealthy habits around and start supporting weight loss with these 10 easy tips. These tips are particularly suitable for you mamas out there who don’t want to go on a strict diet.
One of the reasons why it is often very difficult to change what we eat is because we are all creatures of habit. We develop habits and routines and stick to them even when they are not good for us.
During pregnancy, it might have become a habit for you to consume too many calories every day. Perhaps beca…
Running with a Diastasis Recti: Go or no go?
This is one of the questions I get asked over and over again by women with separated abdominal muscles (Diastasis Recti).
In general, it is best to have a fairly strong core before doing relatively strenuous exercise like running.
But a complete healing of a Diastasis Recti (DR) can take quite some time, and many avid runners can’t bear having to skip running for so long.
In addition, there are tons of super healthy side effects of cardiovascular training like running, brisk walking and other…
Core Inspiration: Wag the tail (VIDEO)
Wag your tail and get a firmer waist! (Scroll down for video)
Here's a great little exercise that fires up your obliques (the muscles that create your waist) as well as your entire core.
This exercise is from the Level 1 of my online program, Superfit Core 1.
The key is getting the correct core activation spot on, before you start the wagging! Then you'll really feel the muscles down your waist tightening up!
Wag the tail as an active break
Use this exercise as an active break between more …
Don't wreck your abs after pregnancy
"I do 100 crunches every night! I do planks for several minutes! Now I’ve found out that this has actually made my bulging tummy worse! Help!! "
She has tears in her eyes.
She is afraid she can never get a nice looking stomach again!
Her desperation is heartbreaking.
She has done everything she thought was right in order to get her abs back into shape after giving birth. But she didn’t know that the abdominal muscles do not TOLERATE traditional ab exercises like sit ups and crunches after pr…
7 mistakes new moms make trying to get fit after pregnancy
Once your little miracle has landed in your arms and you've had some time to adjust to your new role as a mother, you probably want to start some kind of exercise regime again. Perhaps to rid yourself of the last baby weight, perhaps to up muscle tone or get your tummy a bit firmer again.
No matter what your goal is you need to approach getting fit after pregnancy a bit different than what you may have done previously to slim down and get bikini ready.
Your body after pregnancy needs something…
Fix your breathing first: How Diastasis Recti is affected by breathing
Taking a deep breath can be difficult when you are pregnant. The large pregnant belly is simply in the way of optimal breathing especially towards the end of the 3rd trimester. This was definitely the case for Maria (mother of 4) when she was pregnant with the triplets.
6 weeks after the triplets were born last year I started helping Maria rehabbing her core muscles. And Maria’s breath was our very first stop on the path to a strong, well-functioning core.
Needless to say, the pregnancy put Ma…
No Diastasis Recti but still puffy tummy that looks pregnant?
"I currently have a gap of just 1 cm but my tummy is feeling flabby and I still look pregnant. Will I be able to close the gap further with Superfit Core?"
Rachel asked me this over on Instagram and I thought I'd share my answer to her here:
A gap of 1 cm/1 finger width is not considered a Diastasis Recti. But not all issues with the core are related to Diastasis Recti.
My guess is that you have a generally weak core probably combined with some dysfunction in the way you use your core.
Core Inspiration: The Compass (VIDEO)
It's all about quality of your technique when it comes to getting more bang for the buck in your abdominal exercises.
You get so much more out of your abdominal work and core work if you fire up the core using the correct core activation to start with.
Step on a wobbly raft for an extra challenge
Sure you can also pop on a raft in the middle of the windy Indian Ocean - like I do here - to make an exercise more challenging.
But you can also simply try closing your eyes while doing the exercis…