Pelvic Floor Exercises are EVERYWHERE! I often get asked, “what exercises should I be doing for my pelvic floor”. I wish it were a one size fits all model but unfortunately, it isn’t that easy. It is important to first know YOUR pelvic floor.
Kegels are the famous pelvic floor exercise where you contract and relax your pelvic floor. If you feel like you have been doing your Kegels for years but still feel like you have a “weak” pelvic floor, here are a few possibilities:
I know it may seem a bit awkward but you can do an internal check yourself to know what your pelvic floor is doing! Get up close and personal with yourself.
Relaxation breathing thinking about letting your pelvic floor relax or lower down. You can do this while lying on your back with your feet up on the bed or even if you are sitting in your car.
A wide stance squat is a great way to challenge the pelvic floor! Before going all out, try doing mini squats first to see how your pelvic floor reacts. Then you can progress to a full squat and then loading it with weight.
Muscles gain strength when we challenge them or load them. Bouncing is a great way to challenge the pelvic floor! If you have symptoms with this (leaking, pressure, or pain) then this may be too challenging.
I hope this helps! Please reach out to me for further guidance!