Your Pelvic Floor Might Be Tight, Not Weak! (Pelvic Floor Workout)

Pelvic floor symptoms aren't always an indication of weakness. Find out why you need both strength and stretching for optimal function.

4 years ago we had mamas coming to us completely overwhelmed and confused when it came to their core and pelvic floor. But now we’re so happy to see mainstream fitness magazines and apps openly talking about the importance of proper core and pelvic floor training. 

But like all things, when a certain topic is the new “it” trend, there can be an overwhelming amount of information available or can become a bit watered down and “click bait-y”. 

You may have been taught or read somewhere that your core and pelvic floor issues were separate issues to the rest of your body. That issues like Diastasis Recti or Pelvic Floor symptoms simply needed a targeted approach with simple steps that will heal your problems and leave you feeling in tip top shape. 

Your core and pelvic floor muscles do not work and live in isolation! Your core and pelvic floor interact with virtually every other muscular and skeletal system in your body. Consider:

➡️ Tension and restriction in your back and shoulders can impede your core and pelvic floor function. 
➡️ Weak glutes and hips can cause your pelvic floor to work overtime, meaning they become stiff and overworked 
➡️ Sticky and stiff hip joints can pull your pelvis out of alignment further creating tension and pressure on your pelvic floor muscles. 

If you’re feeling sore, stiff, weak and/or dealing with pelvic floor symptoms, it might not just be “weakness.” An overly tight, or hypertonic pelvic floor, is common in postpartum! While we can have tense or weak tissues — or a combination of both — if you have symptoms and/or discomfort and stiffness, that’s a good indication that there is an imbalance in your pelvic floor.

Symptoms of an Imbalanced Pelvic Floor

➡️ Urinary leakage
➡️ Pelvic pressure
➡️ Hemorrhoids
➡️ Pelvic, SI joint or lower back pain
➡️ The frequent urge to pee
➡️ Constipation or trouble emptying your bladder

The Mama Reset Method 

In order for your pelvic floor muscles to be functioning optimally, they need to be able to fully lengthen and fully contract.

Which is why the combination of both strengthening and stretching is so effective. It is common for people, especially after giving birth to assume their pelvic floor muscles are overly stretched and weakened, which tends to lead to over-training this group of muscles. 

This is exactly why we make sure our Mama Members get as much full body strength and mobility training as possible. We both bring our unique expertise to the table weaving this approach into every strength, yoga, barre, cardio and pilates workout. 

If you’d like to feel just how every single workout can give your body exactly what it needs to feel and function better, save your spot on the waitlist for the  Mama Reset Member Community and score special insider pricing and a special gift we’ll send right away! 

Try This Pelvic Floor Strength and Stretch Workout

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