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When doing kegel exercises are you supposed to squeeze your PC muscle?

When doing kegel exercises are you supposed to squeeze your PC muscle?

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 more

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Muscle (Definition)

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


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In kegel exercise should I squeeze really hard to train the muscle to be strong?

In kegel exercise should I squeeze  really hard to train the muscle to be strong?

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 more

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What are the benefits of kegel exercises for the anal muscles?

What are the benefits of kegel exercises for the anal muscles?

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

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What will happen if you're contracting the wrong muscle while doing kegel exercise?

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 more

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When performing female kegel exercises, are you supposed to squeeze tightly or gently?

When performing female kegel exercises, are you supposed to squeeze tightly or gently?

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

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Are kegel exercises a safe way to counter premature ejaculation during sex?

Are kegel exercises a safe way to counter premature ejaculation during sex?

Yes they are safe: Kegel's exercises can improve time to ejaculation, they can help you delay orgasm. A helpful and understanding partner goes a long way in alleviating premature ejaculation. ...Read more

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What are kegel exercises and whom do they benefit?

What are kegel exercises and whom do they benefit?

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 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