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.