During my research of a diastasis, I discovered that proper glute function is a key element of healing a disastasis. At first, this seemed odd to me as a diastasis is on the front side of the body, and the glutes are on the backside of the body. Why would something on the back side of the body impact something on the front side? The glutes act as a pulley system for the pelvis, thus minimizing how much the pelvis moves forward over one’s toes when standing.
Click here to gain further information on how the glutes act as a lever to pull the pelvis back over the heels.
So, as we make our way in restoring, aligning, and reclaiming our bodies, you are going to become well acquainted with your butt (glutes).
Even if you think you have pretty good glute strength, don’t bypass this blog, because your glute strength is likely not as good as you think.
Try this. Stand sideways in a full length mirror. If you don’t have a full length mirror, have a friend evaluate you. When you stand, is the center of your pelvis over the heels or arch of your foot? If your pelvis is centered over the arch of your foot, you have glutes that are taking a vacation. (Note: Do you have flat feet, too? Our arches were not meant to carry the weight of our body, which causes them to collapse over time. Our heels were meant to carry our weight.
Here is your first video about restoring glute strength. Practice these exercises 2-3 times a week. It should only take you a couple of minutes. Go slow and be aware of your alignment as you move.