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Are Kegel Exercises Supposed To Tickle
Yes: You have to contract your gluteal muscles. These are located in the buttocks. You should also thrust your pelvis forwards at the the same time. This can be performed standing, sitting or lying down. Kegel exercises can also be performed by placing a medium sized inflatable ball between your knees and squeezing your knees together. Contract muscles counting to ten, then relax and repeat 10 times. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tightly: Squeeze tightly the muscles of pelvic floor (the muscles that would interrupt urinary flow). Hold the flexion and then relax. Repeat 5 sets of 10 to start. ...Read more
How do you know ur doing kegels right and they are working to strengthen pelvic floor and tighten vagina i want always be stronger and tighter vagina?
Kagel: That is a good question and a difficult one to answer without direct observation. A physical therapist might be able to help you identify the right muscles to contract. In the sitting position try to thing you are voiding and contract the muscles that you use to stop urination. You will feel a slight rising of your body and contraction of your anus. ...Read more
Too much of any : Excercise can make you sore.Get a more detailed answer ›
Vaginal weights: Sounds unusual, but there are vaginal weights that work well. Once placed. contract and hold. Please see GYN for assistance and demonstration. ...Read more
After prostatectomy surgery I was told to do Kegel exercises to retrain bladder sphincter muscles. Does walking help to strengthen those muscles too?
Kegels: Not likely from a physiologic standpoint.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: Firstly, it's safe to do Kegel exercises during pregnancy. The question remains: Does doing them make any difference? Certainly, performing the exercises won't hurt you or the baby. The goal of the exercises is to strengthen the muscles of the pelvic floor. By doing these exercises, it may allow you to protect your pelvic floor, improve your ability to push & possibly reduce the chance for tearing. ...Read more
Hw do u know ur doing kegels right and they are working to strengthen pelvic floor and tighten vagina i want always stronger and tighter vagina?
It's simple !: Kegels are fairly simple to do and very important to do on a regular basis. The more you do it the better vaginal tone you will have. Imagine a finger in the vagina and pretend you are squeezing all your vaginal muscles around it. Best way to test it: when you are going to the bathroom try to stop the urine flow in mid action. Hold it for 3 seconds and release. ...Read more
Everybody: Kegel exercises are good for everyone. Ten squeezes, three times per day is a good regimen. The best way to learn is to squeeze the pelvic floor muscles to cut your ursine stream off. Once you are able to do the squeeze it can be performed, the exercise can be done at any time - not just in the bathroom. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Crunches & many more: You have a great deal of choices when it comes to toning your stomach muscles. There are 3 basic starting positions to consider. From the back flat (supine) position you can do crunches and add a slight twist or touch elbows to knees to vary the theme. Planks (see image- torso/back straight with gut tensed) are a great means of toning your core muscles from the supine, prone, or sideways facing. ...Read more
No.: No. However it is beneficial to have strong muscles. ...Read more
AB Workouts: Yes, it is very important to tighten your stomach muscles before doing abdominal exercises. This helps protect your spine, plus pre tones them preventing excessive jerking in some exercises. Dr Rich Blake ...Read more
Yes: Kegel exercises can fatigue muscles just like other physical activity. When the muscle fibers tear, which is a normal part of exercise, they can have inflammation and pain. As with any exercise, rest and stretching may help alleviate the pain, and exercising in moderation can help avoid as much pain in the future. ...Read more
Many routines: The muscle is the muscle you use if you were to stop your urine midstream. Don't do the exercises though while you're voiding. It's not your stomach and it's not your bottom. It's the muscle you'd use if you had diarrhea and were running for the toilet:) i tell my patients to contract for 5 seconds, relax for 10 seconds and then do this 20 contractions, 3 times a for more see http://peedoc.Com. ...Read more
Cervical spondylosis. Light weight lifting makes shoulders tight. Are there exercises i can do to help it or are all arm/neck exer going to tighten?
Absolutely: http://www.mckinley.illinois.edu/handouts/neck_pain/neck_pain.htm.Get a more detailed answer ›
All exercise helps: Kegel exercises are used to strenghten the pelvic floor and have been studied more in women than men. They may be abl to help with aiding badic bowel function and/or urinary and bladder issues, but nobody has proven anything. Practitioners or yoga and pilates and other "core" strengthening have long understood that fix the core and many things will work better, so never a bad exercise to do. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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