What Are Pelvic Floor Exercises and Kegel Weights?

April 13, 2017

What Are Pelvic Floor Exercises and Kegel Weights?

The pelvic floor often only receives attention once the weakened muscles of the pelvic floor have caused noticeable and worrying consequences. One of the dreaded consequences is urinary incontinence. A healthy, strong pelvic floor is a prerequisite to many processes within our bodies. It carries and supports the abdominal organs and allows for the voluntary activation of the sphincter muscles.

Targeted training through the use Pelvic Floor Exercises and kegel weights such as of MEDIballs Secret can restore strength to the pelvic floor muscles, correcting or preventing the dysfunction of the bladder and other pelvic organs.

A strong pelvic floor reduces the risk of prolapses, and can increase both partners’ pleasure and the ability to climax during sexual intercourse.

Kegel Weights

The American gynaecologist Dr. Arnold H. Kegel (1894–1981) “invented” pelvic Floor training. Dr. Kegel was a gynaecologist who noticed that many women suffered from temporary urinary incontinence problems following childbirth. He therefore developed a series of exercises to strengthen the pelvic Floor muscles. This why exercising the pelvic floor is also called “Kegeling”, in honour of its “inventor”.

Pelvic Floor gymnastics are simple, and what’s really handy about them is that many pelvic floor exercises can be carried out anywhere, without anybody realising what you’re doing. However, it’s important to carry out the exercises carefully and correctly.
It is important to use the right muscles. Studies have shown that 30 % of all women trying to train their pelvic Floor muscles are doing so incorrect. Common errors include contracting the buttocks instead of the pelvic floor muscles, holding one’s breath, and pushing downwards rather than squeezing and lifting. Differentiating between the muscles of the buttocks and the pelvic floor: often, and especially when starting out, the buttock muscles are also contracted when training. This doesn’t matter, but you should be aware that this is not the same muscle group.

Kegel Vaginal weights produce speedy and consistent results as their insertion engages the pelvic platform. The extra weight can more effectively strengthen the pelvic floor.


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