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This review was not sponsored, I paid full price for the MuTu system because I was desperately looking for a way to heal my severe case of abdominal separation, also known as Diastasis Recti.
I’d tried quite a few things and although some had helped, none had fully healed the separation. I still looked several months pregnant even though my baby was more than six months old! That changed when I went through the MuTu system.
After My Third Son, I Found out I Had Abdominal Separation
A couple months after my third son was born, I learned I had a severe case of diastasis recti (abdominal separation).
Until that time, I had never heard of the condition.
I didn’t know your abdominal muscles could split apart during your pregnancy leaving a gap for your internal organs to poke out through.
All I knew was after my son was born, I’d been exercising religiously. I’d done way more than I ever had after my first two kids to rebuild my body, but I felt weaker every day.
Every time I exercised, it looked like a football was protruding out of my stomach.
It wasn’t pretty and I knew it was getting worse. I felt nauseous each time I saw it.
My postpartum body was worlds different than I’d experienced after my first two pregnancies.
When I realized I had diastasis recti, all the symptoms I was experiencing finally came together. (The football poking out of my stomach, incontinence, extreme weakness in my back and pelvic floor, a “pregnant” belly, and more.)
Knowing surgery wasn’t an option, I tried workout after workout that was supposed to correct diastasis recti. I prayed the separation would heal.
To my relief, it did start to get a little bit better, but the separation was still just over two finger widths.
A Friend Recommended a Program That Had Repaired Her Abdominal Separation
I heard about the MuTu system from another mom who had experienced the same thing I was going through. She’d had great results with it and highly recommended it, so I decided to give it a try.
I wasn’t far into the program at all before I started seeing a big, noticeable difference in my body and how I felt.
Where everything else I tried, did little or nothing to heal the separation, the MuTu system helped me to understand what was going on with my body and what I needed to do to correct it.
By the time I finished the program, my abdominal separation had healed completely. From my ribs down to below my belly button, the gap between my muscles was less than one finger width.
What is the MuTu System?
The MuTu system is a 12-week program created by Wendy Powell to help postpartum mothers build and sustain core and pelvic floor strength.
Before creating the program, Wendy spent years working with postpartum mothers to help them correct conditions like diastasis recti, postpartum hernias, pelvic organ prolapse and more.
She put together diets, workout programs and routines for her clients to help them fully recover after their baby was born.
As she saw client after client, Wendy recognized that a most of them had the same issues and misconceptions about exercise after a baby.
She recognized the need for a comprehensive program to guide postpartum mothers through the process of safely rebuilding their body after a baby.
To answer that need, she created the MuTu System.
Who is the MuTu System For?
- Postpartum Mothers
- Pregnant Mothers Looking to Sustain Pelvic Strength
- Mothers Experiencing any kind of Incontinence
- Mothers with Diastasis Recti, Hernias, or Pelvic Organ Prolapse
- Anybody experiencing unusual weakness in their back and core muscles.
- Anybody needing to strengthen their core and pelvic floor
As I mentioned above, I had a pretty big gap between my muscles when I started the program.
I wasn’t expecting the separation to be healed completely (I didn’t think that was possible) but I hoped it could get significantly smaller.
To my relief and excitement, it wasn’t long before I finally started seeing results myself.
I should have taken pictures of how awful my stomach looked because it was really bad.
Picture half of a huge football poking out through your abdominal muscles. (The football is really your internal organs.)
That is exactly how my stomach looked.
No amount of exercise helped. In fact, it made it worse. It turns out though, I was doing the wrong kind of exercise.
When I started the MuTu System, it took a bit for me to adjust to a completely different kind of exercise but, within a few short weeks, I started seeing and feeling a noticeable difference in the separation.
By the end of the 12 weeks, the gap was less than one finger width (normal size!).
The Entire Program has Been Updated
I loved the original version of the MuTu system when I went through it, but, as of January 2018, the entire program has been redesigned.
With the recent redesign it is easier to use and a lot easier to connect with other postpartum mothers.
- The workout videos are much easier to follow and keep up with than the original videos were.
- Videos take no more than 30 minutes a day to complete. The first couple weeks of the program, they are barely over 10 minutes.
- You don’t have to go to Facebook to connect with other moms and share your experience, you can do it right through your MuTu account.
- Each week is split into very organized, structured modules.
- It includes pregnancy modifications for each video in case you’re pregnant while you’re going through the program.
- Every week has downloadable videos so you can watch offline if you need. They also have pdf workouts (cheat sheets) to help you keep track of each exercise in the videos.
- The modules are structured so that you can see at a glance everything you need to do that week. As you complete each item, you can mark it off to easily keep track of your progress. In each module you’ll find:
- A list of equipment
- Explanatory and instructional videos to help you understand the current phase of healing you’re in.
- Workouts that need to be done each day that week.
- All other tasks that need to be completed that week
- Mutu Food instructions
Here is an example of what you’ll see in each module.
This is the first week of the program.
It has all the steps that need to be completed that week in a task-based format so you can check them off as you complete them.
As you go through the program, you’ll feel your core and pelvic floor getting stronger every week. (If you go through it and aren’t happy with your results or don’t feel like you got your money’s worth, Wendy and her team will refund your payment.)
Ever since I healed my diastasis recti, I always include pelvic workouts in my exercise routine to maintain my core and pelvic floor strength.
Once I saw the redesign, I started going through the program again instead of doing my regular pelvic floor workouts. The new updates are pretty amazing.
Another great thing is, when you buy it, you have lifetime access. As updates and improvements to the program are published, you get automatic access to everything in it at no extra cost (just like I did with the latest redesign).
Are you experiencing symptoms of diastasis recti? Are you wondering if the MuTu system can work for you or have you already tried it? Let me know your thoughts and any questions you have by leaving a comment below. I do answer all of them!
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