Pelvic floor exercises are also commonly called Kegel exercises. They are exercises that you can do to make the muscles of your pelvic floor stronger. For FREE Postpartum workouts visit https://www.pregactive.com/Online-Postpartum-Fitness-Classes-Workouts-Exercises
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Once you know how to do Kegel exercises, you can do them anytime and anywhere. In the car. Waiting in line at the shops. In the privacy of your own home. The hard part is doing them correctly. This is why I will show you step by step how to master Kegel exercises.
What are Kegel Exercises?
Kegel exercises are exercises that you can do to make the muscles of your pelvic floor stronger.
Once you know how to do Kegel exercises, you can do them anytime and anywhere. In the car. Waiting in line at the shops. In the privacy of your own home.
Kegel Exercises are Pelvic Floor Exercises.
They are promoted as the starting point for building pelvic floor strength. You must learn how to correctly strengthen your pelvic floor muscles.
During pregnancy and after childbirth, your pelvic floor muscles are lengthened and weakened. This can cause incontinence.
If you strengthen your pelvic floor then you will be helping to prevent, or reduce, the severity of incontinence. Continue doing your Kegels all the way into your third trimester.
Kegel exercises can help to protect you from leaking urine during and also after your baby is born.
Kegel Exercise Tips
1. Perform these exercises slowly, with control.
2. Think about gently activating your pelvic floor not ‘squeezing’ or ‘clenching’.
3. Only complete as many repetitions as you feel comfortable doing.
More is not better, it is all about quality and technique.
4. If you are unsure whether you are performing the pelvic floor exercises correctly, book in with a women’s health physiotherapist.
5. A physiotherapist will be able to tell you if you are activating correctly. And whether there are aspects of your pelvic floor you need to work on.
How Do I Perform these Exercises?
Learning how to do Kegel exercises can be difficult for some. Unlike other strengthening exercises where you distinctly see and feel the muscle being worked.
It takes some practice to perform Kegels correctly. But once you know what the movement feels like, aim to perform Kegel exercises 3 times a day.
I want you to breathe deeply and relax your body when you are doing these exercises.
Make sure you are not tightening your stomach, thigh, buttock, or chest muscles.
Some exercises place more stress on the pelvic floor than others.
So, it’s important you learn what to do, and what not to do.
Discuss any concerns with your doctor prior or women’s health physiotherapist to commencing exercise. This ensures that all exercises and activities are appropriate for you.
When you perform pelvic floor exercises you must use the correct technique to ensure maximum benefit.
In my classes, as well as in my online program, I will show you how to effectively activate your pelvic floor muscles.
I will also provide you with pelvic floor routines that consist of short and long holds. I show when you are activating pelvic floors incorrectly.
The key is to learn how to ‘let go’ and disengage your pelvic floor. Watch this instructional video below on pelvic floor.
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