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Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   11-07-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,528
Posted By BeFitMom
You can do ab rehab and get a strong core again....

You can do ab rehab and get a strong core again. By eating a slight caloric deficit on most days of the week you can lose extra pregnancy pounds. But skin does not rebound after pregnancy. All moms...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   10-30-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,779
Posted By BeFitMom
Planks create what in fitness what is know as...

Planks create what in fitness what is know as "abdominal bracing." You need to have an adequate amount of strength in the Transverse Abdominis to do correctly.
After pregnancy, planks can be more...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   10-30-2013, 12:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,779
Posted By BeFitMom
Contact me thru my WS as links are not allowed...

Contact me thru my WS as links are not allowed on this forum.
Helene, BeFit-Mom
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   10-21-2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,779
Posted By BeFitMom
Wearing a binder PREVENTS proper activation of...

Wearing a binder PREVENTS proper activation of the Transverse Abdominis during movement and can prevent closure of the mid line.
Tuppler, a nurse by training, not a fitness pro, does not include...
Forum: C-section Birth   08-02-2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 449
Posted By BeFitMom
You raise a few different, though related...

You raise a few different, though related issues.
First, the C-flap. This might be due to adhesions, a type of scar tissue that results from surgery, which are holding your incision skin too...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   11-09-2012, 12:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,069
Posted By BeFitMom
Every woman's belly skin is a bit looser after...

Every woman's belly skin is a bit looser after pregnancy. Loss of collagen due to the extreme stretching of the skin during pregnancy is real. While diet and exercise can improve appearance, creams,...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   10-15-2012, 12:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 271
Posted By BeFitMom
Build core strength.  When you run, keep your...

Build core strength.  When you run, keep your "internal girdle" slightly tight. In the mean time, if the only way you can run comfortably is when wearing an abdominal binder, then wear it. But try...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   10-12-2012, 04:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 235
Posted By BeFitMom
Buy a few items that flatter your current body....

Buy a few items that flatter your current body. Don't get hung up on the size, it's only a number. When you wear clothes with a good fit, you look good, no matter what your shape and size.
BeFit-Mom
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   10-12-2012, 04:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 271
Posted By BeFitMom
To repair diastasis recti after pregnancy, you...

To repair diastasis recti after pregnancy, you need to build A LOT of strength back into your deepest abdominal muscle, your Transverse Abdominis, or TvA. When contracted, the TvA compresses the...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   10-12-2012, 04:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 231
Posted By BeFitMom
Taking care of a new born is a fairly sedentary...

Taking care of a new born is a fairly sedentary lifestyle, especially if you don't have help. So to speed postpartum weight lose, you'll need to eat great; a high quality diet in the correct amount,...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   10-03-2012, 11:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 231
Posted By BeFitMom
Hi Everyone, I'm a prenatal and postpartum...

Hi Everyone,
I'm a prenatal and postpartum health, fitness and exercise specialist. Ask me your questions on this topic. I'm here to help!
BeFit-Mom
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   09-26-2012, 12:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,069
Posted By BeFitMom
To flatten your abdomen, you need to first build...

To flatten your abdomen, you need to first build strength in your deepest abdominal muscle, your Transverse Abdominis, or TvA. This is our body's internal "girdle" and when contracted, compresses...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   09-12-2012, 01:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By BeFitMom
Belly dancing originated as a method of...

Belly dancing originated as a method of preparing the body for childbirth. If this is something you like to do, and it makes your body feel good, than continue with it.
BeFit-Mom
 
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   05-30-2012, 01:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,779
Posted By BeFitMom
My system for closing diastasis shares one...

My system for closing diastasis shares one important step with Tuppler, we both agree that building strength, a lot of it, in the Transverse Abdominis, or TvA is step one.
But we diverge from...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   05-30-2012, 01:21 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 21,280
Posted By BeFitMom
Look into Volumetics. It's a way of eating lots...

Look into Volumetics. It's a way of eating lots of healthy food, but not lots of calories.
BeFit-Mom
 
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   05-30-2012, 01:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 388
Posted By BeFitMom
Start rehab by building A LOT of strength into...

Start rehab by building A LOT of strength into your deepest abdominal muscle, your Transverse Abdominis, or TvA.
This is our body’s internal “girdle” and when contracted, compresses the abdomen....
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   05-22-2012, 11:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,771
Posted By BeFitMom
You can take inches off your waist by rebuilding...

You can take inches off your waist by rebuilding the abdominal wall correctly.
Start by strengthening in your deepest abdominal muscle, your Transverse Abdominis, or TvA. When contracted the TvA...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   05-16-2012, 03:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 977
Posted By BeFitMom
First off, diastasis recti is tested with the...

First off, diastasis recti is tested with the abdominal wall contracted, not relaxed. Hopefully, your mid line is a lot less than 6 finger-widths
 when tested correctly.
You can rehab diastasis...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   04-24-2012, 02:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 525
Posted By BeFitMom
Lots of women, both with and without diastasis,...

Lots of women, both with and without diastasis, end up with overly round protruding abdomens. To flatten your abs, as well as rehab diastasis, you need to start by building back A LOT of strength...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   04-24-2012, 02:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 324
Posted By BeFitMom
If you are not in great shape, then your HR is...

If you are not in great shape, then your HR is too high. Once you pass your anaerobic threshold, you can no longer burn fat as fuel!!  If you're out of breath, or you perceive the intensity of your...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   04-24-2012, 02:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 612
Posted By BeFitMom
Shin splints are caused by weakness in the...

Shin splints are caused by weakness in the anterior muscles of the lower leg, particularly in the ecentric contraction phase. Stop doing all impact activities, it's the only way to fully heal. Then...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   04-24-2012, 01:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By BeFitMom
Post exercise muscle soreness is OK, joint pain,...

Post exercise muscle soreness is OK, joint pain, especially prenatal or postpartum is not!
The hormones of pregnancy relax ligaments in preparation for childbirth. Ligaments provide stability to...
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