Kegel exercises, we have all heard of them and know that we should be doing them, but do we do them correctly?
At the mention of “Kegel exercises” we envision all of us women performing our exercises at every stop light. Squeeze, relax, squeeze relax…. Do you ever wonder if they really work? Am I doing them correctly? How long should I squeeze? You might be surprised to know Kegel exercises or pelvic floor muscle contractions are all about proper technique!
Research has shown that over half of women who attempt Kegel exercises do them incorrectly.
Over-using your abdominal, buttock or leg muscles results in NO improvement in pelvic floor muscle strength–remember, you must contract the correct muscles in isolation in order to be effective! Additionally, if you already have very weak pelvic floor muscles, you may not be able to contract them effectively.
According to Dr. Arnold Kegel—inventor of Kegel exercises:
“Muscles that have lost tone, texture and function can be restored to use by active exercise against progressive resistance since muscles increase in strength in direct proportion to the demands placed upon them.”
Simply put, you need to perform your exercises with active resistance —something to squeeze against.
Ladies, if we are going to exercise our pelvic floor, let’s use today’s technology and do them correctly and efficiently and receive all the benefits that a strong, healthy pelvic floor has to offer:
Improved intimacy, sensation and orgasm
Bladder Control, no more leaking at the gym
Keeping our pelvic floor organs in place
Faster recovery from childbirth
Quick Facts About Kegels
50% of women perform Kegels incorrectly, according to the National Institute of Health.
Common Kegel Exercise mistakes:
Using the wrong muscles
No variance in your routine
“Active resistance”should be used when performing Kegel Exercises
Pelvic floor musclesare skeletal muscle, just like biceps and triceps
2 types of muscle fibers in your pelvic floor, fast-twitch and slow-twitch fibers
Your pelvic floor will not get any stronger if you do not exercise it
A healthy pelvic floor is essential to all Women!
Women: Strengthen your pelvic floor muscles - The health benefits are amazing!
Apex and Intensity, think automatic pelvic floor exercisers, take the confusion out of Kegel Exercises. Both products feature a patented muscle stimulation algorithm and a customizable probe which solves the problems with performing Kegel exercises.
Gentle muscle stimulation, that you control, automatically contracts the correct muscles of the pelvic floor to build strength fast. As Apex or Intensity contract and strengthen your muscles more efficiently than you can do on you own, it also provides you with a “mind muscle connection” think of it as the “aha moment” that lets you know how a proper Kegel exercise should feel when the muscles are contracted in isolation, without using the abdominal, buttock and leg muscles. Now that you know how a proper Kegel exercise should feel when performed properly, we add “active resistance”!
The customizable, inflatable probe provides the active resistance (something to squeeze against) necessary for building strength. After your stimulation session we recommend a short self-directed toning session in which you squeeze against active resistance with varied contraction times (3 and 10 second holds) to impact both the fast and slow twitch muscle fibers of your pelvic floor.
Apex and Intensity are made of 100 percent medical grade silicone and medical grade stainless steel; it is phthalate-free and contains no latex. All of our products are made in the USA to the highest quality standards of a medical device company.
I purchased the Intensity product based upon a recommendation from a friend who had gotten one from her doctor. She promised me it would live up to the price and it certainly did! I highly recommend the product to anyone looking for a device to improve her sexual health and enjoy doing it!
Muscle memory kind of kicks in
Especially right after [using the Intensity], when you do the self-guided kegels. Muscle memory kind of kicks in, and usually when you’re questioning whether or not you’re doing it right, you know you’re doing it right after using the Intensity.
DR. EMILY MORSE OF SEXWITHEMILY.COM
Hear from Dr. Emily!
The Intensity by Pour Moi is a game-changing intimate health and stimulation device that acts as both a vibrator AND a kegel exerciser. Although it resembles the classic and revered rabbit vibrator, let me be clear – the Intensity is no ordinary sex toy. It uses electro-stimulation to contract and release your pelvic floor muscles, actually doing your kegels FOR YOU.
“HERE ARE THE TOP 3 THINGS THAT REAL PEOPLE WANTED YOU TO KNOW ABOUT THEIR EXPERIENCES WITH THE GAME-CHANGING INTENSITY”
*This video contains an old version of Intensity that is no longer manufactured*