Kettlebell Exercises for the Abs - -- powered by ehow
The second exercise in this video...UMM...a big NO for those of you with a diastasis! WHY you ask? Because of the SHEARING motion - it will make your diastasis worse! IF you DONT have a diastasis anymore, this one should be fine, although I don't like the rounded shoulder motion - there is too much of that in everyday life that we have to undo!
The brings me to my complaint of the THIRD exercise - too much ROUNDING of the shoulder! I work SO hard with my clients to undo that ROUNDED SHOULDER - such a problem for mom doing all those tasks that round the shoulders - nursing, feeding babies, food prep, computer, changing diapers - we need to constantly focus on opening up the chest and strengthening that upper back to CORRECT IT! Also - look CLOSELY at this ladies abs - there is a FOREWARD FORCEFUL MOTION - which can CREATE a diastasis!
My experience with kettlebells are to generally steer clear. Having said that I sometimes see decent exercises, but I feel too many of them are jarring for the shoulder complex in general, rounding of the shoulder, and are prone to creating a foreward forceful motion of the abs! Some of the places I train at - when I see other trainers doing these with clients and see what is going on with their clients abs - I JUST CRINGE!!!! YIKES!