Nutrition and Healing

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Baltimore workshops this Tuesday

Baltimore workshop is coming up in 5 days, and there are still spots, so register NOW!!!

Diet and exercise not helping your belly go away? Your muscles may be separated and may be the culprit. Learn to close your diastasis now, strengthen your core and get your belly back!

Workshop dates:
Tues Feb 28th 7-9:30
Tues March 13th 7-9:00
Tues April 10th 7-8:30

Pre and post partum welcome - does not matter how long ago you had a baby!

At Soft and Cozy Baby - they just relocated to: 915 W 36th St Baltimore, MD 21211
Register: Email or contact Tami Huber:(708) 466-7237•Advanced registration is required. No day of admission. COST: $150 for entire 6 week workshop (in 3 classes). Limited to 20 participants, minimum 6

Friday, February 3, 2012

Common Questions

Q:What if I had a children a long time ago, can I still benefit from this technique?
A: Absolutely. It doesn't matter how long ago your diastasis was created, you can still make significant improvement in your diastasis and waistline as you heal it.

Q: How long will it take to heal my diastasis?
A: Healing time is very individual and depends on the:
1: depth and width of the diastasis ( a diastasis that is deeper with weak connective tissue will take longer to heal - than a wide one with shallower connective tissue)
2: Commitment to the 4 step program of the Tupler Technique
Most people will notice a difference in less than 3 weeks and a significant improvement in 6 weeks as they start to heal their diastasis.

Q: My core and back are weak, will I still benefit from this technique if I don't have a diastasis? Or I have a belly, but I don't know if its caused by a diastasis, will this still help?
A: Yes. Most people that have a diastasis are not aware of it and its symptoms, and all will benefit from the inward motion of these exercises increasing their core strength and organ support and decreasing back pain.

Q: Can I do crunches, v-sits, pilates 100 again after I close my diastasis?
A: NO!!! It is physically impossible to hold the belly button to the spine with these exercises. Only do exercises in wich you can work the core correctly ad hold the belly button to the spine. These exercises create a forward forceful movement at the belly button, which will re-create your diastasis and increase belly bulge!

Q: Will this technique help with low back pain, o?
A: Yes, it will help with back pain because the recti muscles are important for back support and cannot fully do their job when separated. When you engage the transverse you are strengthening five muscles in one, the transvere, the obliques, recti, pelvic floor, and multifudi (muscles along spine), and when you strengthen these, you take pressure off your back joints.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Diastasis recti before and after pics - 2 week progress

I finally have organized some of my photos so I can show the awesome recent progress of some of my clients here in the D.C and Baltimore areas!

Client A trained with me in January 2012 and these were her results in 2 weeks!!
Before her one on one session with me
Diastasis - Waist measurement
TOP (3"above belly button): 3 fingers wide - medium 34 " around waist
Middle (at belly button): 6 fingers wide - very deep 35 "
Bottom (3"below belly button): 3 fingers wide 38 "

After 2 weeks of doing the Tupler Exercises
TOP: 2.5 - med -shallow 30 1/4 "around waist
Middle: 5 -deep 34 "
Bottom: 1 35 1/4"

Her separation came in, especially on bottom. The depth of her separation improved significantly as well on top. She lost almost 3 inches on bottom and almost 4 inches on TOP, in just two weeks. She definitely noticed a big difference and I can't wait to see how well she does over the next 4 weeks!!
So....... amazing results in just 2 weeks!! She has 2 children, her most recent is 4 months old.

Client B - Before her first 1 on 1 session with me, and 2 weeks after her first 1 on1 session! ) (also trained in January 2012)

As you can see, her muscles are toning and her abdominal separation is coming together as her recti start to support her organs better. A phenominal difference for just two weeks of doing the Tupler Technique exercises!
Diastasis Before Waist Measurement
Top: 3 finger widths - shallow 28.5"
Middle: 4.5 - deep - 31
Bottom: 1 3/4 - med depth 30

Diastasis After 2 weeks Waist after 2 weeks
Top: - closed!! 27 1/4
Middle: 2 3/4 med- deep 29 1/4
Bottom: 1 med depth 30

She obviously made great progress on top - closing the gap in 2 weeks, great progress i the middle as well and lost over and inch on top and 2 in the middle!!
This client has 3 children - with the last two being twins (1.5 yrs old)
Hopefully I will have updates on these clients soon!