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What Muscles Squeeze During Kegel Exercises
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
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
Strong and long: Yes. Biofeedback trainers to teach women to do kegals properly do measure the pressure force of the squeeze. It's also helpful to try holding the squeeze for several seconds. Here is a good link that explains more: http://www.Seekwellness.Com/incontinence/how_to_do_pelvic_muscle_exercise.Htm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I suppose that : Depends on if you are gay or straight. I really can't think of a benefit if you are straight, except perhaps if you were having a problem leaking stool. If you are gay, learning how to control your muscles might make intercourse more comfortable for you and your partner. For us women, we have to do thousands of them before they do any good, i don't know if they have done studies on men yet! ...Read more
Nothing bad: You just won't be strengthening the muscles around your urethra and vaginal opening. When doing kegels you want to tighten the muscles that stop the flow of urine, known as the pelvic floor muscles. You can find directions on how to locate these muscles and how to do the exercises at http://familydoctor.Org/familydoctor/en/diseases-conditions/urinary-incontinence.Printerview.All.Html. ...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
Kegels: Not likely from a physiologic standpoint.Get a more detailed answer ›
Had hemorrhoids since 13, recent flare up during work. Wondering if performing kegel exercises would help reduce chance/longevity of anal protrusions?
NO: Banding or surgical excision is the only cure. Seek help from a proctologist ...Read more
Kegels: Strengthen pelvic floor; some people believe it can. ...Read more
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