Oh hey this is me and my 38 week belly 🥰
Teaching for @thebloommethod was such a blessing during my pregnancy. I felt STRONGER, healed my diastasis very quickly postpartum, and suffered no pelvic floor issues even after many hours of pushing 💪 Read on to learn more:
"| The Belly Pump |
📣 S O U N D O N 📣
I know, it’s quite fascinating to see the core engage + lengthen on a pregnant belly but did you know that this technique is
G O L D for everyone and can be see as the foundational piece to learning + understanding true core activation?
We’re often told to “pull belly button to spine” or even just “suck in and engage your core”
b u t what if you began to FEEL into your body allowing the breath + inner core musculature to guide your engagement,
requiring it to be deeper and more efficient?
Understanding how to properly
a n d
is vital in life long core strength.
🚨 Note: while we utilize this technique in the fundamentals of our methodology and fitness classes, we DO NOT belly pump during core specific moves and/or heavy weight lifting. These two require a different approach due to the need to support + protect the spine while regulating IAP. Of course we teach this too
b u t we want to be clear in that our approach does not use this technique with all core firing.
Mastering diaphragmatic breathing and moving into its exercise form (the belly pump) can be a great starting point whether you are
∆ currently expecting
∆ 1 day postpartum
∆ 30 years into motherhood
These are 2 of the building blocks in optimal use of the core unit. Being smart and “building” your core connection is what will lead you to the core health you seek!
T R Y IT! Start w/ breath, move into this technique (maybe even implement our other core based techniques) and apply to any form of movement you love.
When you exercise with more awareness + intention, you’ll notice a difference immediately and that’s simply a fact!" - 6 minutes ago