Not JUST Kegels
Kegel exercise strengthens the muscle which stops the flow of urine; but that’s only one muscle. There are more muscles that need strengthening to tone your pelvic floor. Kegels are helpful but not enough by themselves. You also need to squat. A squat is an exercise that will stretch and tone the pelvic floor. Squats are well known among people who enjoy fitness classes, they are probably considered to be one of the main fitness exercises and they are an excellent exercise in themselves – but for strengthening the pelvic floor they are outstanding.
You already know what a squat is; it’s how you go to the toilet if you are out camping without any facilities. And in many countries, the public toilets are of the squat type. Fitness squats are the exercise that gets you into that position. They use the butt muscles and using these muscles tones your pelvic floor. By the way, your pelvic floor is that part of you that stretches from front to back in the crotch area and holds in all your insides!
To Perform A Squat – for a Beginner
Watch this video. It shows a beginner how to perform a squat the right way. Remember, you do not have to be in a gym to do this, you can do it at home!
Points To Remember
Keep your knees over your ankles NOT in front.
Don’t go too far down at first, if you are not used to doing squats, it will get better as you practice.
Remember to pause for a moment at the bottom of the squat before coming back up
Keep your heels pushed into the floor.