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Is a kegel exercise the same exact thing as "clench and release"?

Is a kegel exercise the same exact thing as "clench and release"?

Yes but there's more: The term kegel refers to pelvic muscles that tighten the pelvic floor. They close the 3 openings: urethra, vagina, and anus. It's good to practice daily both quick squeeze & relax, as well as squeeze & hold (eg. 10 seconds) to optimize all functions of these muscles. Like any muscle regular exercise is necessary otherwise "you'll lose it if you don't use it.". ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Harris
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Kegel Exercises (Definition)

Kegel exercises can help make the muscles under the uterus, bladder, and bowel (large intestine) stronger. They can help both men and women who have problems with urine ...Read more


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Is clenching and unclenching my sphincter the exact same thing as doing a kegel exercise?

Is clenching and unclenching my sphincter the exact same thing as doing a kegel exercise?

No, but can be part: Your sphincter can be contracted during kegel exercises, but kegel exercises also include contracting gluteal (buttock) muscles plus thrusting the pelvis forwards. ...Read more

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What are kegel exercise?

What are kegel exercise?

Pelvic muscle: Kegels are exercises designed to strengthen the pelvic muscles. This helps with some bladder control issues, especially those that occur after having a baby. Here's a site if you want to learn how to do them: http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/womens-health/in-depth/kegel-exercises/art-20045283 ...Read more

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Should I do kegel exercise while sitting in class?

Should I do kegel exercise while sitting in class?

Teacher or student?: Doing exercises throughout the day every day can be daunting. So it is best for women to try to schedule them during times they can remember to do them and can concentrate on them. However, because we are all busy, it would be fine to do them when sitting in class/during a meeting/on a flight, standing in a line or queue, even lying down during 'exercise' of any type. See my answer app for kegels. ...Read more

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What is kegel exercise?

What is kegel exercise?

Pelvic floor muscles: Used in sex & urinary control, can be weakened with age, childbirth or surgery. Kegels help to strengthen these muscles, stopping and starting urine midstream will help you identify the muscles you need to contract for these exercises. After you know what contract, do 8 to 12 exercises 3 times daily at least 4 times a week. A physical therapist may be necessary in difficult cases. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a virgin still do a kegel exercise?

Please tell me, could a virgin still do a kegel exercise?

Definitely yes: Kegels involve pelvic muscles ; have nothing to do with a woman's hymen. ...Read more

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What is a kegel exercise for men?

What is a kegel exercise for men?

Exercises to work: Out the pelvic floor muscles. You can basically perform a Kegel by starting to urinate and then stopping the stream abruptly. Another way to think about it is trying to create the "opposite" sensation of when you are trying to poop ... pull instead of push! Benefits wise, for men it may help with fecal or urinary incontinence, and possible some element of erectile dysfunction. ...Read more

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Please help? Is the kegel exercise healthy?

Kegel exercises: Kegel exercises can increase pelvic floor strength, which is needed to support the uterus, bladder, small intestine, and rectum. The exercises can be done during pregnancy or after childbirth to try to prevent urinary incontinence. Along with counseling and sex therapy, they might also be helpful for women who have persistent difficulty reaching orgasm. They also help men control leaky bladders. ...Read more

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Can you give me advice to do kegel exercise for men?

Can you give me advice  to do kegel exercise for men?

Here are some ...: Practice it just like women do by properly isolating the pelvic floor muscles to exercise them with slow voluntary contraction and relaxation as if you're holding the urine or stool. If done correctly, one would not show visible movement of abdominal muscles. Its effects are two folds: Enhance awareness and increase the tone of voluntarily controllable pelvis striated muscles. Ask Doc as needed. ...Read more

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Can a human male perform kegel exercise ?

Can a human male perform kegel exercise ?

Yes, Certainly: A kegel is a contraction of pelvic floor muscles which both genders have. Weakness there can be involved in incontinence, back trouble, constipation, and sexual dysfunction in males. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise (Definition)

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