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What muscles do kegel exercises strengthen

Since the introduction of the Kegel exercises, the best natural solution to tightening of muscles of the private parts, a lot of people ask the question that, do Kegel exercises work? There is still a great deal of uncertainty associated with the exercise. There are several reasons behind this uncertainty. Either people are not completely aware of its benefits or they are not familiar with the ways to do this exercise or they are not sure as exactly what do Kegel exercises do? The best answer to this common question of what do Kegels do is that it strengthens the pelvic floor muscles. 


The pelvic floor muscles are the muscles that help in tightening or squeezing of the vagina and anus. They are primarily responsible for controlling the flow of urine and feces that come out of the body. The weakening of these muscles can result in urinary and fecal incontinence which can lead to many problems along with the embarrassment of the sufferer. Though, there can be many reasons behind the weakening of these muscles, excessive sexual intercourse and damaging of the rectum muscles are the primary reasons. Anal sex is another main reason that can harm the muscles of the anus. All these things can make life problematic and therefore there has to be an exercise that can bring these muscles back to their fine shape. 

As the world is changing, expensive surgeries and products have become the norm. Doctors and surgeons are charging huge sums of money to treat patients that are suffering from such issues. Though these surgeries and products offer a quick solution and remedy to pelvic floor muscle problems, there are also natural ways of strengthening them. One of such natural exercises is Kegel exercises and one thing is for sure that it is very effective. Kegels have proven to be very good and since its introduction. A lot of women that were previously having problems related to their pelvic floor muscles experienced astounding results. Its stunning results have made it the number one exercise and numerous women have answered the global question of, do Kegels really work with their fine results.


What do Kegel exercises do, in other words, what is its procedure and purpose? A person needs to firstly find their pelvic floor muscles. They are not as obvious as other muscles, therefore, it requires locating of the vital spots. For that, a woman needs to lie back on her back and press the spot between her vulva and anus. Once the spots are located then begins the real Kegel exercise. It is essential to note that a person does not have to go for long sets initially. Once can start by 3-4 second sets and then when they gradually become experts, they can then increase the number of seconds per set. One set has to be repeated for at least 15-20 times a day depending on the daily routine of the individual. The best part of the Kegel exercise is that it can be done at any time of the day and anywhere. It is difficult to know whether a woman is performing the exercise because of its discreet nature. 

The pelvic floor muscles are the muscles under the uterus, bladder, and bowel, hence they are very important to the urinary and fecal flow. Now coming on to the sets of Kegel exercises. One set has two separate processes. One involves the squeezing of the pelvic floor muscles while the other is the relaxing part. Once a person holds the pelvic floor muscles between their fingers, they need to start squeezing them. Squeeze them for 3-4 seconds and then release. The person then needs to relax for the same amount of time before repeating this exercise. A set is about doing the same thing, 6 times. And one set has to be repeated several times in a day. It is crucial for a woman to understand that the Kegel exercise cannot be performed when there is an urge to pee or pass stool. Let the urine flow or stool pass otherwise if a person tries to put pressure on the sensitive pelvic floor muscles during the urge to urinate, the muscles get further damaged. The first positive sign of results can be witnessed after 10 weeks of exercising.