What causes diastasis recti in males?

Diastasis Recti is caused by chronic forward forceful pressure on the abdominal wall that causes the connective tissue to stretch and the tummy to bulge or tent. This occurs most often when men have weak internal core muscles, live in collapsed postures and hold their breath and brace or bulge their tummy when lifting, bending, moving, and straining.  Addressing the muscle imbalance and retraining core strength and functional movement patterns can reduce the diastasis. The Tummy Team has an online rehab course specifically for men with diastasis recti. 

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