If you’ve been on my website for more than a minute, you may already know about my passion for raising awareness for the pelvic floor and core (a muscle group you don’t hear most women talking about). Below, I’ll provide a quick refresher below if you’re new to the pelvic floor and core discussion. For those of you who are already hooked, this is the advanced pelvic floor and core workout I’m progressing into.
WHAT IS THE PELVIC FLOOR?
The pelvic floor is a group of hammock-like muscles that span from the pubic bone at the front of your body to the tailbone at the back. It’s primary job is to support the organs above it, such as the bladder and intestines.
WHY DO I NEED TO WORRY ABOUT MY PELVIC FLOOR?
Moms AND women who have never had children should both be doing pelvic floor exercises.
RESTORATIVE: pregnancy and childbirth put a lot of pressure and stress on the pelvic floor and core, weakening these muscles. I cannot stress enough the importance of pelvic floor exercises for moms newly postpartum and those who had children years ago.
PREVENTATIVE: it’s anti-aging. As we age, our pelvic floor loses strength and therefore, doesn’t function to it’s fullest. All women should be doing these exercises for preventative measures.
SIGNS OF PELVIC FLOOR DYSFUNCTION + WEAK CORE:
- Lack of physical core strength
- Lower abdomen pooch
- Incontinence (leaky bladder)
- Vaginal heaviness or pressure
- Difficulty holding back gas
- Painful sex
SOLUTION = PELVIC FLOOR + CORE WORKOUT
Just like with all our muscles, we can perform exercises to strengthen the pelvic floor. Personally, I’ve noticed it actually doesn’t take long to notice improvement in this area.
WAIT… you first need to know how to “find” and “activate” the pelvic floor. The majority of women cannot properly engage this area.
In my Pelvic Floor + Core Plan, I take great measures to teach you exactly how to practice locating these muscles and techniques to properly activate this area.
I highly suggest you master the techniques I outline before proceeding with pelvic floor exercises. I heard from many women who spent months doing pelvic floor exercises without little benefit because they did not know how engage the area correctly. It’s worth taking the time to learn it!
ADVANCED PELVIC FLOOR + CORE WORKOUT
My Pelvic Floor + Core Plan is 12 weeks of workouts that are just 10-ish mins, 3 days/week. If you haven’t tried those workouts, I HIGHLY recommend them.
HERE is a preview video workout.
Thousands of women in this community have worked through that plan, so I wanted to provide the next step… a more advanced pelvic floor and core workout. I only suggest this if you’ve completed my plan.