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2/27/2008 12:15:32 AM - John
Question for Mike Ruggiera regarding Diastasis recti (also known as abdominal separation).

Will this condition require you to have surgery? Will this condition affect your powerlifting? I notice that you have scars on your abdomen in the picture, did you have other problems in that area?

Thanks in advance,



The diastasis does not require surgery but there is a surgical procedure for it. I was told though it has a high rate of failure. My surgeon does not think I would be a good candidate for the repair due to my musculature(yeaaah!). He said that by repairing it, it would be a weakened area that couldn't be repaired if I were to re-injure it.

The diastasis does not seem to bother my powerlifting but my powerlifting seems to bother it. Make sense?

The scars on my gut are from two umbilical hernia repairs, which I'm having repaired again on March 3rd.

Soooo, it looks like I'm stuck with my buddha belly.

some guys have a six pack, I have a keg,
Mike Ruggiera

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