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New research on diastasis and ab exercises, with Raphael Bender

By December 7, 2023February 10th, 2024Become a better instructor

Resources mentioned in the episode:

  • Follow Raph on Instagram
  • Benjamin et al., 2023 systematic review of conservative interventions for diastasis here
  • Theodorson study on immediate effect of exercise on diastasis here
  • Gluppe randomized controlled trial of abdominal strengthening for women with diastasis here
About Raphael Bender:

Raph believes everyone deserves the opportunity to transform into a better version of themselves. His main strength as a teacher and movement professional is the ability to distill complex research findings into a simple, science-based approach to help people move fearlessly, thoughtlessly, and painlessly. He LOVES running, weights, cycling, and Contrology.

Raph holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology (Rehabilitation), a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sports Science, Diploma of Pilates Movement Therapy, and STOTT PILATES full certification.

How to Connect with Raphael:

Purchase Raph’s books:

  • Strengthen The Person Not Just The Body Part here
  • How to make $100k/year teaching Pilates here
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