Pelvic Floor Exercises – 6 Best Moves to Strengthen Your Pelvic Floor




Most of the body weight is obviously exerted on the pelvic floor. It’s the general body’s supporting platform that gives direction and strength to the tail bone. Hence there is need for this wall to be strengthened so that it can effectively serve its purposes affecting. It’s estimated that nearly 50% of the US citizens who visit the fitness centers are unable to lift a variety of weights while in a standing posture simply because they have a pelvic floor. However, such individuals can make everything possible simply because this article informs them about 6 best to strengthen their pelvic floor.

1. Bird Dog Exercise

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How to do:

  • Get on a plank position and let the knees and the toes to touch the floor.
  • With the palms down on the floor, straighten them until the upper body attains the arm’s length.
  • Lift the right arm off the ground and upwards but in a horizontal position so that it can be parallel to the ground.
  • Again lift the left foot and straighten it backwards as you balance the rest of the body.
  • Maintain this posture for a minute then fall back to the original position and shift the balancing organs.

How it Benefits: Tones the oblique muscles and abs.

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2. Bridge

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How to do:

  • Lie on your back and keep the arms straight under your back.
  • Bend the knees and let the feet sole to step on the floor.
  • Take a deep breath then keep your face up with the head pinned to the floor.
  • Start pushing the chest up and down and stop after several turns.

How it Benefits: Opens the chest. Increases the flexibility of the abdomen.

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3. Wall Squat

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How to do:

  • Stand upright in front of a wall and face it. Raise the arms up and allow the palms to make contact with the wall at the highest point.
  • Start dropping down to the floor slowly and rest for a while when the hips have attained the knees height.

How it Benefits: Increases flexibility of the joints.

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4. Split Tabletop Exercise

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How to do:

  • Lie on a level surface with your back and keep the hands straight and down to the flow.
  • Bend the knees and lift the legs up and horizontal to the floor. Open the knees slowly in opposite directions to the maximum level and hold on for a while.

How it Benefits: Strengthens the hamstrings, the core and the pelvic floor.

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5. Squats

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How to do:

  • Open your legs to attain the body’s width while standing upright and position your arms in a prayer pose but off the chest.
  • Lower the body slowly down and hold on while at the core level. Move up slowly then down again to complete one turn.

How it Benefits: Boosts the core strength. Strengthens the lower body.

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6. Jumping Jacks

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How to do:

Stand upright on a level surface with your legs close together and the arms freely suspended downwards. Spread your legs and lift your hands up to meet each other above the head then start jumping slowly then increase the pace.

How it Benefits: Strengthens and tones the leg muscles.

You can easily make your pelvic stronger in a short while by practicing these exercises regularly.

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Written by: Pravallika Menon

Pravallika Menon is editor & Writer for "BeautyEpic.com". Full time beautician for a organic Hair n Makeup saloon. She has completed graduation in Andhra University. Social Activist & Yoga Trainer.

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