Considering your pelvic floor health without tracking progress? It's much like attempting a diet without weighing scales. At Kegel8, we understand that gauging the robustness of your pelvic floor can be elusive, especially if you don't exhibit symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction.

However, a strong pelvic floor isn't solely about preventing incontinence, it's fundamental to your overall wellbeing. This is why all women should prioritise pelvic floor exercises. To facilitate this, we've engineered the Kegel8 Squeeze Scale, an innovation in pelvic floor training. This tool is incorporated into our first interactive manual pelvic floor exerciser - the Kegel8 Biofeedback Pelvic Trainer.

The Squeeze Scale provides a clear indication of your muscle strength, with ratings from 1 to 5. This means you can effectively enhance your strength and not just feel the transformation, but now you can visually track your improvement too!

My Squeeze Scale score is 0

A squeeze score of 0 on the Kegel8 Biofeedback Pelvic Trainer suggests that the device is not detecting strong contractions of your pelvic floor muscles at the moment. This could be due to a variety of factors. It might indicate that your pelvic floor muscles are weak, but it could also mean that you're not using the device correctly, or it could be an issue with the device itself.

What should I do next?

Check your technique: Ensure that you are using the device correctly. It might be helpful to revisit the user manual or give our helpline a call to talk to one of our Kegel8 advisers.

Exercise patience: Strengthening the pelvic floor muscles can take time. If you're new to these exercises, it might take some practice before you start to see improvement.

Consult with a professional: If you're still not seeing improvement, it could be beneficial to speak with a healthcare professional or a pelvic floor physiotherapist. They can provide guidance on proper technique, advise you on other exercises you can do to strengthen your pelvic floor, and address any underlying issues that may be contributing to pelvic floor weakness. If your pelvic floor muscles are so weak you are unable to move them, we recommend you try a Kegel8 Ultra 20 v2. This electronically stimulates weak muscles to strengthen and re-educate them.

Remember, everyone's body is unique, and progress can be slow, especially when it comes to muscle strengthening. The important thing is to stay consistent with your pelvic floor exercises and reach out to healthcare professionals when needed.


My Squeeze Scale score is 1 - 2

Don't be disheartened by this! You're not alone in this journey. Many women initially land within these Squeeze Scale ranges, particularly those who aren't typically engaged in regular kegel exercise.

What should I do next?

It's time to put your Kegel8 Biofeedback Pelvic Trainer to work! Aim to use your trainer at least twice daily - once in the morning and once at night. Stay committed to this regimen and watch your Squeeze Scale score rise over the upcoming weeks. If your muscles can handle it, try to sneak in a few additional pelvic floor 'lift and squeeze' exercises throughout your day, perhaps while waiting at traffic lights or brushing your teeth. Always remember to listen to your body, and rest if you need to.

Remember, when striving for improved muscle tone and strength, the rest part of the exercise is as critical as the ‘squeeze’ or ‘work’ part of the exercises themselves.


My Squeeze Scale score is 3

This is a common score for individuals who are mindful of their pelvic floor and engage in daily exercises, either through manual Kegel workouts or by employing an electronic pelvic floor toner. Average is decent, but with the Kegel8 Trainer, your pelvic floor can achieve much more!

What should I do next?

Continue with your current routine and aim to enhance it. If you're already performing manual pelvic floor exercises, integrating the use of the Kegel8 Trainer can significantly boost their efficacy.

Pro tip: Scientific research shows that manual pelvic floor workouts, when performed with resistance tools like the Kegel8 Trainer or Kegel8 Vaginal Cones, yield better results compared to exercises performed without any resistance.


My Squeeze Scale score is 4

An achievement that certainly calls for celebration! Such a score is a testament to your diligent use of the Kegel8 Trainer. The payoff? Enhanced strength, boosted confidence, and increased control over your pelvic floor muscles. Not to mention, chances are your partner has noticed the difference as well! Feeling motivated yet?

What should I do next?

You're on the path to reach the pinnacle - the exclusive Squeeze Scale 5 club. Don't stop now! Maintain your hard work and continue your Kegel exercises with the Kegel8 Trainer. You're well on your way to ultimate pelvic floor fitness!


My Squeeze Scale score is 5

Kudos to you for achieving this level of pelvic fitness! Much like hitting your goal weight, this is an accomplishment that stems from determination and consistent effort. Achieving this level of pelvic floor strength is about more than just maintaining bladder control or returning to your 'pre-baby' physique. It's a reflection of core strength, a toned abdomen, and a potential decrease in any persistent lower-belly bulge.

What should I do next?

Maintaining your progress is the key. Much like maintaining weight loss, reverting to old habits can gradually erase your hard-earned results. Establish a maintenance regimen, perhaps performing pelvic floor toning exercises thrice a week and measuring your Squeeze Scale once weekly to ensure that you're maintaining your pelvic fitness level!

Pro tip: Your pelvic floor muscles behave just like any other muscle group in your body – consistent usage maintains their strength, neglecting them can lead to weakness. In essence, use it or lose it!


Kegel8 Ultra 20 V2 Electronic Pelvic Toner