Hypopressive gymnastics in the diastasis recti
Hypopressive gymnastics has for some time been proposed by specialists in the field to patients with diastasis recti.
Among the various fashions of the moment regarding abdominal workouts, hypopressive gymnastics is worthy of an in-depth study in its own right a how good it can be for those suffering from diastasis recti.
What is hypopressive gymnastics
Hypopressive gymnastics includes a series of exercises involving the diaphragm and abdominal wall.
It was conceived as a technique to train pelvic floor muscles and was later extended to training the abdomen.
Hypopressive gymnastics does not require great physical strength but concentration, thus achieving desicronization between the diaphragm and the abdominal wall by temporarily allowing the reduction of intraabdominal pressure (hypopressive means low pressure).
A positive effect for diastasis recti sufferers is that hypopressive exercise trains the muscles without generating high intraabdominal pressures.
Therefore, while not treating the main tendon component of the condition (surgery remains necessary), hypopressor gymnastics gives the opportunity to train safely.
Hypopressor gymnastics cannot cure diastasis but can help you exercise without aggravating the condition
Often those with diastasis recti, in an attempt to improve their physical appearance, focus their workouts primarily on the abdomen with severe abdominal crunch sessions.
This in addition to being ineffective on tendon injuries already present may promote further aggravation.
In fact, as we have seen, diastasis is a condition that affects the linea alba tendon of the abdomen, which, just like all other tendons in our body cannot regenerate with exercise.
Even in the case of hypopressive gymnastics, there may be no real healing of the condition, but at least the abdomen can be trained in relative safety.
It may therefore be the case that in moderate abdominal diastasis, compensation of the tendon defect (which itself remains) is achieved.
Hypopressive gymnastics can be a valuable ally in post-surgical rehabilitation
hypopressor gymnastics, as we have seen, when well performed, does not result in increased intraabdominal pressure.
For this reason, it can be a valuable aid in rehabilitationafter the recovery phase following surgery for diastasis recti.
The timing of post-surgery rehabilitation should follow the doctor's orders , and it is good to be supported by an experienced personal trainer to perform the various exercises to the best of your ability.