Episode 7: Diastasis Recti & the Female Athlete with Lisa Ryan

Episode 7: Diastasis Recti & the Female Athlete with Lisa Ryan

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Just a few years ago no one was talking about Diastasis Recti. Since then, there has been a full pendulum swing from unaware to hyperaware when it comes to something that is actually very normal during pregnancy.

On this episode of Practice Brave, I talk with my friend and colleague, Lisa Ryan, about all things diastasis. We cover her personal journey with a very severe case and why she chose to have surgery. My goal with this episode is to give you insight into diastasis, the spectrum of considerations between pregnancy and postpartum, and if surgery is a viable option for you.

Thanks for listening and sharing the show with your friends! This information is so important and you spreading the message means the world to me. Come chat with Lisa and I about this episode over on instagram!

In this episode, we cover:

  • What you need to know about Diastasis Recit,
  • The spectrum of considerations between pregnancy and postpartum, and
  • If you have Diastasis, if surgery is a viable option for you

Resources and links mentioned in this episode:

  • Learn more about Lisa here and connect with her on Instagram
  • Get my free eBook on Diastasis Recti and Athleticism HERE
  • Find my 8 Week Postpartum Athlete Training program HERE


Lisa Ryan has been doing CrossFit since 2004 and is a former regional level competitor (2010 – 2013). She is a CrossFit Level 2 trainer and also a Pregnancy and Postpartum Athleticism Specialist.

After having her second son, she decided to change careers from a high school English teacher of 12 years to a pregnancy and postpartum athleticism trainer.

Never did she think she would change careers; however, pregnancy and postpartum athleticism has become her heart project that she cannot ignore. Lisa is on a mission to help moms avoid the misinformation, confusion, panic, pain, and fear that she experienced returning to CrossFit and during the daily physical demands of motherhood.


The Practice Brave podcast brings you the relatable, trustworthy and transparent health & fitness information you’re looking for when it comes to coaching, being coached and transitioning through the variables of motherhood and womanhood.

You will learn from athletes and experts in the women’s health and coaching/performance realm as they share their knowledge and experience on all things Pregnancy & Postpartum Athleticism.

Whether you’re a newly pregnant athlete or postpartum athlete, knowing how to adjust your workouts, mental approach and coaching can be confusing.

Each week we’ll be tackling questions around adjusting your workouts and mindset, diastasis recti, pelvic health, mental health, identity, and beyond. Through compelling interviews and solo shows, Brianna speaks directly to where you’re at because she’s been there too!

Tune in every other week and share the show with your athlete friends!

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