Split Personality: the Problem of Diastasis Recti

While it’s most commonly known as a problem that pregnant women encounter, diastasis recti – a separation in the abdominal muscles – is actually a fairly common problem that anyone can develop. “It’s surprising how many young men and women actually have this problem,” said MMT’s Dr. Jeff Sergent. “It is primarily due to poor core training: an overabundance of flexion exercises and not enough true abdominal training.” Abdominal flexion exercises include sit-ups, planks and cur