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To do Kegel exercises, empty your bladder and sit or lie down.
Group one performed traditional Kegel exercises. They were instructed to lie in the supine position with knees bent when performing the exercises.
The principle of specificity requires that the muscle must be trained with physical activity that replicates as closely as possible the functional movement required, (e.g., for a marathon athlete specificity requires running), at close to the maximal force or tension generated and progressive resistance weight training.[sup.26] For the pelvic floor, the Kegel exercise meets the specificity requirement and is the only considered to improve PFM fibre function.[sup.3,27]
Early results obtained with the Colpexin pull test show a significant improvement in contractile strength over a 16-week period in women with prolapse who performed Kegel exercises regularly with the sphere in place.
Experts also suggest that expectant morns do Kegel exercises during the pregnancy to help strengthen the pelvic floor.
Kegel exercises are highly effective for stress incontinence.
The management includes programmes for strengthening the pelvic floor muscles using Kegel exercises and electrical muscle stimulation using faradic current.
When learning the Kegel exercise, contractions can be held for 3-5 seconds, and repeated 10 times, 2-3 times per day: Very rapid Kegel exercises should also be performed.
Next, do Kegel exercises by contracting the pelvic floor muscles (the ones you use to stop peeing midstream).
Those who will benefit greatly are pre and post-natal women, who can benefit greatly from contracting mula bandha (similar to Kegel exercises).