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Diastasis is NOT gender specific!

Yes, men can get a diastasis also! The culprit is abdominal crunches and a beer belly! It becomes a problem if a man stops exercising and gets a beer belly. The situation is similar to a woman who starts her pregnancy with a diastasis from doing abdominals incorrectly. The beer belly, like the pregnancy belly, will make the diastasis larger. Men with a diastasis will get the same football protrusion that women who have a large diastasis get. The effects on the body will also be the same....... a weakened support for the back and the belly causing low back pain and the guy gut. If there is trauma to the abdominal area and the weakened connective tissue comes away from the muscle, a hernia will occur and surgery will be required. 
- Julie Tupler
 

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