Doing your kegels? Great, now stop and move on to squats.

This is relatively an old article. As in over a year, but less than two. To me, the layman, the argument makes sense. The interviewee, Katy Bowman, is a biomechanical scientist, who applies her knowledge to the human body. I started paraphrasing Bowman’s argument here, but it is such a step by step, thorough argument, that a quote does it better justice (an better understanding for you!)

A kegel attempts to strengthen the PF, but it really only continues to pull the sacrum inward promoting even more weakness, and more PF gripping. The muscles that balance out the anterior pull on the sacrum are the glutes. A lack of glutes (having no butt) is what makes this group so much more susceptible to PFD. Zero lumbar curvature (missing the little curve at the small of the back) is the most telling sign that the PF is beginning to weaken. Deep, regular squats (pictured in hunter-gathering mama) create the posterior pull on the sacrum. Peeing like this in the shower is a great daily practice, as is relaxing the PF muscles to make sure that you’re not squeezing the bathroom muscle closers too tight. Just close them enough…An easier way to say this is: Weak glutes + too many Kegels = PFD.

To see the full article from the blogger Mama Sweat: Pelvic Floor Party: Kegels are NOT Invited.

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