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Pregnancy naturally separates a mother's outermost abdominal muscles to make room for her growing uterus. Called a diastasis, this separation doesn't fully close up in 98 percent of new moms. The larger the diastasis, the weaker the muscles and the greater chance for mom to develop back problems down the road. Of perhaps greater concern for moms, new and veteran alike, the larger the diastasis, the bigger the belly that just won't seem to go away after baby's delivery!Lose Your Mummy Tummy introduces the Tupler Technique, a set of deceptively simple abdominal and breathing exercises that decrease the diastasis and result in a firmer, flatter, and stronger belly. Like Kegels-those all-important and privately-practiced pregnancy exercises-the Tupler Technique can be practiced almost anywhere and at anytime. Including illustrations for a 15 or a 30-minute at-home exercise routine, Lose Your Mummy Tummy ensures: A tighter, flatter stomach A smaller waistline A reduction or elimination of back pain The ability to safely lift your baby and heavy objects More energy Better posture The perfect preparation for your next pregnancy
"A mummy tummy is the 'unsightly bulge,' also known as diastasis, caused by the separation of the outermost abdominal muscles during pregnancy. But it isn't permanent, says R.N., personal trainer, fitness instructor and childbirth educator Tupler. By following her technique, she says, the post-childbirth mom can eliminate her mummy tummy and have a tighter, flatter stomach; a smaller waistline; a reduction or elimination of back pain; the ability to safely lift her baby and heavy objects; more energy and better posture. Tupler backs up her advice with anatomical explanations and then details her technique. Throughout, she debunks myths about pregnant women and physical activity, and retains a cheery attitude. The exercises are accompanied by helpful drawings and photos (and if that isn't enough, readers can spring for Tupler's companion video and DVD). This helpful, realistic book would be the perfect gift for any fitness-conscious new mom." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
A groundbreaking yet simple set of exercises that will flatten the dreaded "mummy tummy"-regardless of a woman's age or when she had a baby.
This guide shows new moms how to flatten their stomachs, regardless of when they had their baby.