In order to understand how Kegel exercises work and why they're important, we first need to understand the pelvic floor.
Various life events and health conditions can cause the pelvic floor muscles to weaken. This is a completely normal side effect of getting pregnant, giving birth, aging, and more.
Many problems can develop from weak pelvic muscles including pelvic organ prolapse, urinary stress incontinence (peeing when you laugh/sneeze/cough), fecal incontinence, and a lack of sexual satisfaction.
In this 3 Part Series entitled "Intro To The Pelvic Floor & Kegel Exercises", our expert Pelvic Rehabilitation Physical Therapist, Amanda Olson, DPT, PRPC explains your anatomy, why pelvic floor exercises are important, and how you can increase the effectiveness of your Kegels by adding Kegel weights.
As you learned in the above videos, the Intimate Rose Kegel Exercise Weights are great for adding resistance to your Kegels and they help you get stronger pelvic muscles faster than doing traditional Kegel exercises alone. However, if you have a very weak pelvic floor, you might not be able to hold the Intimate Rose weights right away. Don't worry! In cases like these, traditional Kegels are part of the solution.
You can learn more about traditional Kegel exercise in some of these blog posts. Each of these posts targets a different condition, which you may or may not have, however there is a lot of overlap among the moves.
These exercises work great with or without the Intimate Rose Weights!
The bottom line:Increasing your pelvic floor strength can help with a multitude of issues including resolving pelvic prolapse, accidentally leaking urine, and can lead to better sex.
You can make a lot of progress using nothing but traditional Kegel exercises. Women have been doing these exercises for decades. The problem is that traditional Kegels take a lot of time and a lot of repetitions in order to fully progress.
Think about an exercise routine you might do at the gym. If you do a series of squats without any weights, your legs might get sore and get stronger. Soon, you'll need to do more and more unweighted squats in order to feel any benefit. You will get stronger, but it will take longer and longer to make progress.
Now, think about if you held weights in each hand and performed the same squats. Which would give your legs a better workout? Would you need to do the same number of squats with extra weight as you were doing without weights? Which would lead to stronger legs, faster?
The same concept applies to your pelvic floor muscles. We believe that for many women, a combination of traditional Kegels and weighted Kegels will lead to lasting results.