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Top 5 Kegel Exercise Mistakes

Are you doing your Kegel exercises but not seeing any improvement? It's great that you are keen to strengthen your pelvic floor but are you guilty of doing any of these top 5 Kegel exercise mistakes?

Kegel exercise mistakes are very easy to make, are you making any of them?

Top 5 Kegel Exercise Mistakes

  1. Using Incorrect Muscles

    Kegel exercises may sound easy, but unfortunately they aren’t. The hard part is locating the correct muscles. When you go to the you can see and feel all the muscles you are working out, you can't do either with your pelvic floor muscles. Kegel8 machines address this, our electronic pelvic toners find the correct muscles for you every time to ensure they are actually being worked.

  2. Not Switching Things Up

    The pelvic floor is made up of 2 types of fibre - slow-twitch and fast-twitch, and to strengthen your pelvic floor fully you need to alternate between fast and slow kegel exercises. The classic Kegel exercise is to squeeze and hold, this works, but only the slow-twitch muscle fibres. A Kegel8 exerciser varies your workouts to ensure you have a complete workout programme.

  3. Forgetting to Relax

    Many women think that the longer you hold a kegel for the better, but this is not true. Contracting your pelvic floor muscles for a long period of time will just cause tightness not strengthening, tight muscles will cause more problems than good!

  4. Not Tracking Progress

    Like every other muscle, the more you exercise it the more work you should do to maintain progress and you should treat your pelvic floor muscles the same, gradually increasing the difficulty of the workout. Because you can’t ‘see’ your pelvic floor muscles it doesn’t mean you can’t keep track of your progress use a biofeedback machine like the Kegel8 Biofeedback Pelvic Trainer will help you keep a track of your ‘squeeze scale’.

  5. Giving Up Too Soon

    You can't expect miracles after a couple of weeks, strengthening the pelvic floor properly takes time. If you haven’t given your muscles 12 weeks to show improvement then you are giving up too soon! You must give your muscles at least 12 weeks of daily exercise to notice a marked improvement. It might seem like a long time but to regain control over your life, allowing you to do whatever you want is easily worth 12 weeks of work.

What you can do if you are making these Kegel exercise mistakes

If you are guilty of any of the above don't worry, you can soon rectify your issues with our range of Kegel8 electronic pelvic toners - they do all the hard work for you!

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