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LoveYourBelly – an abdominal muscles recovery program (especially great postnatal)

LoveYourBelly - abdominal muscle recovery and strengthening program

Do you know which muscles we work when doing abdominal exercises?

  • rectus abdominis
  • external oblique
  • internal oblique
  • transversus abdominis
  • etc…

These muscles make up the body’s core. They ensure the proper posture of the spinal column, and support the internal organs. They play a role in legwork as well, like simple walking, running, jumping or kicking. And of course they have crucial role in breathing and digesting as well. So it is clear that we need to pay attention to keep our abdominal muscles in good shape for a healthy body function.

During the 3 hour workshop you will learn:

  • all you need to know about the abdominal structure, function and how to improve the muscles
  • the most effective abdominal strengthening exercises, which then you can practice at home day by day
  • how to work your muscles all the time
  • how you can optimize your lifestyle and eating habits without actually dieting: we’ll get a bit lost in the world of calories, carbs, fat and proteins and give you basic nutritional tips that you can implement right away

Who can benefit from the program?

There are very limited safe exercises available for those who have different spinal and joint problems, or for ladies diagnosed with diastasis (open abdominal muscles) after birth. The specific exercises of the Love Your Belly recovery program can be performed with safety, even in these cases, as during the exercises we completely take the load off the spine and focus on strengthening the abdominal muscles, without any risks.

The exercises are recommended:

  • if you’d like to get rid of fat around your belly
  • for those with hernia (bellybutton, groin, spine)
  • diastasis – open abdominal muscles after birth
  • pregnant ladies (you can do the lighter version form the second trimester)
  • recovering after c-section
  • for those with extra weight due to different hormonal problems
  • if you have back or lower back ache
  • if you haven’t been living an active lifestyle
  • if you’d like to fight the extra weight
  • and for every beginner wanting to live a healthier lifestyle and would like to have a nice, toned and flat belly

 

WHAT IS DIASTASIS?

The rectus abdominis can be harmed in many cases during pregnancy. The muscles separate in the line of the belly button, vertically. This can be caused by many things, but can’t be avoided. Apart from aesthetically covering our organs, abdominal muscles serve as support. If it gets damaged, then can not fulfill its function and can make moms life very difficult, and because of the extra load on the abs when lifting the babies, can cause serious ailments (e.g. hernia, incontinence of urine..)

If we learn how to use our muscles properly and do the appropriate exercises, the abdominal muscles are able to get strong and the gap between the muscles can be reduced to minimal.

HOW CAN YOU IDENTIFY IF YOU HAVE A GAP AND MEASURE THE SIZE OF THE OPENING?

Lie down on your back, bend your knees, feet on the floor close to your buttocks. Place your fingers on your belly, bellybutton height. Slowly lift your head. The abdominal muscles will contract and you can identify the size of the gap from the belly button down and up.

diastasis check

Are you ready to get started?

UPCOMING LOVEYOURBELLY WORKSHOPS in Dubai

Saturday, November 5th, 2016 – 2-5 PM | Location: Naya Yoga & Pilates, Dubai, Motor City

Investment: AED 300

Space is limited.

If you’d like to register for the next workshops please contact me: +971 50 584 2934 or andrea@yoganutrition.com

If the above date is not suitable for you, get in touch for a private or even for a virtual workshop!

 

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1 Comment

  • Reply Rinku May 19, 2015 at 2:02 pm

    Please can you let me know if you have any other workshops for love your belly in the summer

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