UGI for Diastasis
Being a personal trainer means I am always putting together exercise programs for my clients. I know a lot of exercises and I can put together great programs but when it comes to my own workouts, sometimes I don’t want to have to think about it and truth is, neither do my clients – they want something quick and effective that they don’t have to think about. My clientele though, is one that needs a lot of modifications because they are dealing with diastasis recti and/or pelvic floor challenges. Actually most women are and either don’t know it or think it is normal after having kids and carry on doing their regular workouts which are often only making the problem(s) worse. They like to do home workouts because it is easier to fit into the busy life of being a mom and they want a challenge that will help them reach their goals but many of the most popular programs available are simply not appropriate for the compromised core of most moms. There is one program that I do recommend however, it is a fantastic and fun home workout program called UGI.
UGI is quick and effective interval training that is easily modified for diastasis or pelvic floor challenges. It uses only one piece of equipment, it can be done anywhere and it only takes 30 minutes!
I’ve put together a diastasis friendly UGI workout taking exercises from the UGI At Home system and putting them into this awesome workout for you - 30 exercises, all diastasis friendly, done for 1 minute each – talk about intense! A lot of women who have diastasis feel limited in what they can do and often feel that they can’t workout as hard as they used to or get a great sweat going on. Well let me tell you, I do this workout and I sweat – I love it and I know you will too! I add The Core Breath into many of the moves too which means dynamic, functional core and pelvic floor training at its best!
Give it a try and see for yourself!
Alternating Side Lunge
Alternating Forward Lunge+Bicep Curl
Alternating Shoulder Press
Right Lunge on Ball
Left Lunge on Ball
Round The UGI
UGI Thigh Squeeze
Right Side Kick
Left Side Kick
Plie Squat + Bicep Curl
Straddle Tap and Twist
Right Single Leg Squat
Left Singe Leg Squat
Standing UGI Twist+Diagonal Knee Drive
Alternating reverse Lunge + Bicep Curl
Squat Twist + Alternate Shoulder Press