Anyone here have experience using the Tupler Technique for diastasis recti? I have a bad one and am very interested in purchasing the splint and exercise DVD. Would like to hear from real people what their experience/success/fail with this was before I buy it. I am hoping that this "technique" is as good as it sounds. My diastasis is 3.5 fingers wide and I am sick of it. I use to have a tight tummy (before kids) and I still look about 5-6 months pregnant. My youngest is 2. I know I'll never look exactly the same as I did before kids, but I'd like to at least not look pregnant. Hope to hear good things about this. If not, is my only recourse surgery??
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Tupler Techniquepost #1 of 59/3/12 at 7:21amThread Starterpost #2 of 59/13/12 at 1:42ampost #3 of 59/17/12 at 9:17am
Not much experience, but I'll chime in with what I have! I also started my childbearing years with a tight tummy. I didn't quite have a six-pack, but there was nice definition. I was pregnant with twins last year and miscarrried at about 5 months. At that point, I was as large as many women are with a singleton pregnancy. I also had diastasis remaining from my first baby, about 2 years prior. My abs were a mess. I checked out Lose Your Mummy Tummy at the library and started doing some of the exercises. Within 3 months, I noticed a BIG difference. I wish I'd have taken actual measurements, but my diastasis went from about 3 finger-widths to 1. Of course, then I got pregnant again, so my abs are back to the mess they were! I did bind my belly postpartum this time, though, and I'm starting some light ab work now.
Now, I just need something to get rid of all this extra skin... Even if I ended up with killer abs, you'd never be able to see them...post #4 of 59/21/12 at 7:18pmThread StarterQuote:
I checked out Lose Your Mummy Tummy at the library and started doing some of the exercises. Within 3 months, I noticed a BIG difference. I wish I'd have taken actual measurements, but my diastasis went from about 3 finger-widths to 1.
That sounds encouraging! I think I am going to get the splint and DVD. Having a hard time with the whole situation today for some reason.Quote:
Now, I just need something to get rid of all this extra skin... Even if I ended up with killer abs, you'd never be able to see them...
Yeah, me too. Hate the extra skin. That's another problem altogether.post #5 of 59/23/12 at 6:18pm
I was going to get the DVD, too, but I decided on Restore the Core. I just bought it last night, so I don't have a review for it yet. But it sounds from the website like the Tupler DVD isn't a workout in itself. After finding out that my abs are so shot that I can't even do leg raises (or even get my feet 2 inches off the floor while laying down), I really want a workout that has already been designed to help postpartum women recover their abdominal strength. With my DS's pregnancy, I just had the diastasis and didn't lose too much strength. This time... Ugh. After back-to-back pregnancies, being on modified bedrest for so long, and a c-section, I don't even have any muscle left to work with.
I'm feeling really discouraged. I didn't realize how bad everything was until I tried to exercise.
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