When you perform a Hypopressive exercise, you are very intensely activating a substantial part of the postural muscles. While the apnea, holding your breath for a few seconds, actually helps to boost your metabolism and burns calories.
Hypopressive Exercises are a type of workout technique meant for activating the involuntary fibers within your pelvic floor. They also work the abdominal muscles that function as your body’s self-girdle and bra (abdominal oblique and transverse).
Why is the Hypopressive Method so efficient for postpartum women?
Post partum period is very important for women from a gynaecologic and urology point of view as well as for posture and aesthetic.
Pregnancy with its weight gain and hormonal changes puts the female body under enormous strain. Women must rehabilitate pelvic muscles,back and abdominals in order to start exercising again in a safe manner.
After giving birth, some women will suffer from abdominal diastasis(stretching of connective tissues), which makes it difficult to start exercising again for it could worsen the symptoms. The Hypopressive Method allows a safe rehabilitation of the pelvic muscles, abdominals and toning. Other types of rehabilitation require working muscles by muscles and might be armful to the general body static.
It does, by extension, improve sexual sensation and ability for sexual pleasure thus contributing in a better quality of life for new mothers.
The Benefits of Hypopressive Exercises
Bwom has personalized training plans that offer quite a few well-rounded exercises. We include both Kegel and Hypopressive exercises. These Hypopressive exercises can give you various benefits without spending all of your free time at the gym.
Hypopressive abdominal workouts have a lot of benefits for your health including:
- Decreasing back pain: These abdominal exercises improve back posture thus helping to prevent back pain.
- Reducing the waistline: Hypopressives reduce the diameter of the waist and strengthen the abdomen without damaging the pelvic floor.
- Preventing disc and abdominal hernia: It improves the tone of the pelvic area without straining the neck and lumbar, which often happens using the traditional abdominal exercises.
- Improving sexual function (performance, sensitivity and pleasure): Gaining muscle tone in the pelvic floor improves the sensations of sex and orgasms will become more powerful.
- Treating and preventing urinary incontinence: These exercises strengthen the pelvic floor to prevent leakage and strengthen the abdominals to help relieve the pressure on the area.
- Treats and prevents Pelvic Organ Prolapse: Strong abdominals help to support the pelvic organs and thus release tension in the ligaments that support them. You can also help to fix pelvic organ prolapse due to the ‘vacuum effect’. Hypopressives create a negative pressure in the pelvic cavity which helps the organs rise and return to their normal position.
- Helps women both pre and post childbirth: It helps with Urinary incontinence and Pelvic Organ Prolapse, which are common problems associated with pre and post pregnancy.
- Improving respiratory function: Increases breathing capacity
- Improving posture and balance: The exercises activate your postural muscles, which help with posture and balance.
- Enhancing athletic performance: As a breathing exercise it improves cardiorespiratory fitness.
Who can do it?
Any women who has given birth regardless of how long ago, any women with any of the symptoms stated above or any women wanting a slimmer waist.
You will need a trained physiotherapist to follow you but basically this method works for an amazing range of problems and symptoms. Postnatal or post partum is a critical time for the urogynecological future of any woman. Pelvic rehabilitation or re-education is primordial for women health.