Yesterday I met with the Core Expectations Team to discuss our ongoing field work with diastasis recti rehabilitation and to get some more training from Samantha. Here we are a group of personal trainers, fully trained and diligent with our own programs, reporting that we are all struggling to various extents with the demands of the Tupler Technique format- both in timeline and execution/performance. We are all seeing results from our exercises but progressing as quickly as the Tupler lays out is not happening; which begs the question "If we, as a group of personal trainers are struggling, how can we expect our clients to progress this quickly?"
The answer? We can't. It just isn't realistic.
Core Expectations is customizing its "Ab Rehab" program to be a more realistic approach for our clients. We want to set them up to succeed, and laying out a program that they can actually manage is the best way to do that! Discouragement will kill motivation. Unrealistic expectations will derail the best of intentions. The Ab Rehab Program will look more like an 8-12 week program, rather than the 6 week Tupler approach.
It makes sense to me AND my clients. I have been working on my ab rehab for 6 weeks, and am currently still in "Week 4" (for the third time). I am still trying to build my strength to execute the exercises so that I can progress. I am not kidding when I say it's the most intensive ab workout I have ever done. Another client of mine is also six weeks in and has only worked up to "Week 3". Still another is 6 weeks in and is in a modified "Week 4". The consensus is clear.