So. I've completed the first 6 weeks of the MuTu System! Here are my thoughts on the program so far:
First, what is the MuTu System?As I mentioned in my previous post, the MuTu System is an exercise program that aims to help you heal your diastasis recti, get you aligned properly, and strengthen your core.
I definitely developed a diastasis recti during both of my pregnancies. I closed it after my first pregnancy, and I'd like to do it again this time around.
My thoughts on the program so far:So far my thoughts on the program have been mixed. There are parts of it that I enjoy, and there are parts that I think could be done differently. I'll hold off my final judgement until I finish the program - I'll do an in-depth review at that time.
Have I been following the program faithfully?Not exactly, no.
You are supposed to walk somewhere outside every day. This does not always happen because: winter. You are also supposed to do the core workouts every day. I'd say I do them about 5 times a week. I'm sorry, but I don't want to work out every single day of the week. You are supposed to do the "intensive" workouts 3-5 times a week. I think there was only one or two weeks where I only did the workout 2-3 times. For the rest I did 4 workouts a week.
Also, I haven't been the best at sitting in alignment. It hurts my back!
My stats so far:These were my stats to start out with:
Diastasis gap: 2 1/2 - 3 fingers
Waist: 26 3/4 inches
Belly (across my belly button): 28 inches
These are my stats 6 weeks later (2/14/2017):
Diastasis gap: I'd say it's about 2 1/2, maaaaybe 3 fingers right at my belly button, but I think it's getting smaller at the top and bottom.
Waist: 26 1/2 inches
Belly (across my belly button): 27 1/2 - 3/4 inches
So I HAVE lost some girth. I'm just really hoping I can get my gap to under 2 fingers by the end. You aren't supposed to move on to the Phase 3 Core workouts until your gap is under 2+ fingers, but I'm going to plow on through. After all, I closed my gap last time with P90X, which is NOT diastasis safe.
I'll talk more at the end of the 12 weeks!
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