There is an overwhelming trend in the fitness industry that to properly train your core, you should be flattening your spine, tucking your pelvis, and sucking in your belly.
Recent research shows, however, that this is not the best way to train the deep core, which is vital when recovering from pregnancy! (more on that in this post)
The most current research shows that the optimal posture for training your deep core (your transverse abdominis, diaphragm, pelvic floor and multifidi) is in a NEUTRAL spine position.
Watch this quick video for an explanation of neutral spine, and if you are after the best way to rehabilitate your core after pregnancy, be sure to check out my online program “Mom Body Rehab” – enrolling now!!
Dr. Sheri DeSchaaf, DPT