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How Do Kegel Exercises Help
The Proper way: Would require being in the office where the doc or physical therapist could touch your abdomen (to make sure these muscles were not being tightened) and your perineal area. You can try squeezing your pelvic floor muscles in repetition several times a day -there are several regimens. I have patients do 3dets of 10 holding each squeeze upto 10seconds. ...Read more
Right now: Learn to isolate the muscle by stopping a stream while urinating, then tighten and hold the muscle for a count of 10, up to 20 times daily. Don't routinely stop your urine flow though, seeing a gyn or bioefeedback therapy can be helpful in isolating the muscles if u are having difficutly. ...Read more
Flex and relax : To get the feeling for these exercises, try stopping and starting the flow of urine while voiding and try to tighten your bottom as if you’re trying to hold back gas. Start by contracting the muscles surrounding the vagina with a “pulling up” feeling, then release the muscles and notice the relaxation. Repeat the exercise, contracting tightly, holding, and then releasing. More here: http://macobgyn.Com/drpl/node/74. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not related: Kegel exercises after semen has entered vagina could possibly give sperm more time to enter & pass through cervix & increase chances of fertilization. However a pillow under the hips is probably just as good. However every little thing may help conception after age-40-years. Good Luck ...Read more
Muscle length static: Isometric exercises by definition work the contracting muscle with resistance while the muscle maintains a static length. A plank is a great example, whereby you hold a fixed body position by contracting a host of core muscles. Strength and endurance increase measurably with repeated isometric exercises over time. (abdominal core muscles being worked isometric ally to point of fatigue in picture). ...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
Squeeze Daily: 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 (10 seconds) to optimize all functions of these muscles. Feel it just inside vaginal opening. Like any muscle regular exercise is necessary, otherwise "you'll lose it if you don't use it.". ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Help back pain: Kegal exercises (learning to contract the pelvic floor muscles) can be helpful for men who have back pain (just about everyone). Pelvic floor contraction facilitates contraction of the deeper spine stabilizing muscles which is key to limiting pain from degenerative spine conditions. ...Read more
4 types: 1.Zumba - a fusion of latin moves and music in an hour-long class, 2. Swimming or water aerobics, 3. Walking, 4. Interval class - you’ll combine strength training and cardiovascular activity, which will help you get in shape faster.Low impact fitness doesn’t mean low results. Try some of these exercises to accelerate your weight loss. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cardio Mix: If you adipose tissue that you'd like to lose then consider an increase in cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more
No not really: "kegel" exercises may be of some help for urinary continence in a man, although I am not aware of studies on this , but kegel would not help the sexual function of a man. ...Read more
Try planks: Planks are an exercise move that can strengthen the core while maintaining a neutral spine. You can perform this by getting into a push up position and holding this position or get on your elbows while keeping your belly off of the floor. Try this before you workout and you will notice that you activate your core more during the workout. For a comprehensive workout check out www.TheRehabZone.com ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For incontinence: Kegel exercises target the pelvic floor muscles and can be helpful in cases of stress urinary incontinence, where coughing, sneezing, laughing, bending over, or lifting/straining can cause leakage. If the amount of urinary leakage is bothersome, it is important to see a urologist to define the causes of leakage and review treatment options. ...Read more
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