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Running to the Core Podcast

May 2, 2024

This is an introduction to what is called Pregnancy Abdominal Bracing, with a short story about how one pregnant mum had less round ligament pain when walking once she learned how to do this exercise.

One of the purposes of learning pregnancy abdominal bracing is to support the weight of the uterus as your baby or...


Mar 20, 2024

Studies have shown that not all women will do their pelvic floor exercises effectively, and in fact, sometimes the muscles have been shown to be going down, instead of up, for some women.

As you can't see your pelvic floor muscles, it can be hard to tell, so when it is possible, seeking further advice from a...


Mar 7, 2024

Often postnatal mums when asked to stand on one leg or test a lunge out for the first time, are surprised at how wobbly or unsteady they feel. As a starting point, gaining awareness, either during your pregnancy or after the birth, of your pelvis position is one step towards postnatal returning to fitness...


Feb 22, 2024

In this solo podcast episode, Dianne talks about the term Preferential Recruitment.

Preferential recruitment suggests that when you are lying down on your back to do a sit up or curl up, the rectus abdominis muscles, especially the upper segments, will work "preferentially" when you lift your head up. 

This is a term...


Feb 7, 2024

After a summer pause break, Dianne returns with some solo podcasts to give practical tips for instant use. 

Being a Mum often means that you need to be in a state of awareness and alertness on what's going on in your family with your children and / or baby, a lot of the day.

Daily stressors can build up and last year in...