Crunches Are Ruining Your Pelvic Floor!
Try Low Pressure Fitness Instead– Now Available in Bend, Oregon
Tell me if this sounds familiar…
Summer is fast approaching and you’ve worked hard to lose that winter weight! But somehow, despite the intermittent fasting, chalky protein shakes, consistent workouts, and maybe even a cleanse or two, your tummy just won’t flatten.
So you try to tone things up by adding in daily crunches. And, even though you’ve strained your neck and feel exhausted, you keep pushing, ‘cause dammit, this is the year you’re gonna fit into those favorite jeans!’
And, to make matters worse, your bladder has decided to sabotage your confidence– ‘cause a smelly panytliner is where you draw the line! Who needs those damn jeans anyways!?’
Trust me, you’re not alone.
Okay, let’s take a deep breath and start this conversation off with a quick body-positive exercise…
Look in the mirror and take a moment to say thank you to your incredible body even with your pooch and leaks. Your body is absolutely amazing and worthy right here, right now!
That being said, there’s nothing wrong with wanting to feel healthy, confident and tone. After all, you know that the key to graceful aging is having great posture, a strong core and pelvic floor, and you want to make sure your best days are still yet to come. Feeling sexy paddling down the Deschutes is a bonus.
But what if I told you that the very exercises you’ve been doing to try and strengthen your core may simultaneously be weakening your pelvic floor?
That’s right! CRUNCHES ARE HORRIBLE FOR YOU!
Just take a look at all the problems crunches can cause…
- Pelvic organ prolapse
- Abdominal hernia
- Herniated spinal discs
- Weakened pelvic floor muscles
- Urinary dysfunction or incontinence from increased pressure on the bladder
You got it, that very thing you were doing to flatten your tummy may cause your bladder to start leaking!
But don’t panic! There’s a solution.
You see, the reason crunches cause so many issues is because they create a HYPER-pressive environment– meaning they increase pressure on deep core structures.
And we already get plenty of this kind of pressure in our day-to-day lives as we move around, engage in sports, lift up objects and maybe tiny humans… hell, even going to the bathroom can pile on the pressure.
So, what do we do to strengthen our core AND our pelvic floor muscles while preventing other painful injuries like hernias and ruptured discs?
LOW PRESSURE FITNESS!
LPF (for short) low pressure fitness, uses a combination of technical poses and movements that are done while creating an abdominal vacuum, (or HYPO-pressive environment), which takes pressure off the abdomen and pelvic girdle. This abdominal vacuum is created by performing movements called Hypopressives. Hypopressives are nothing new. In fact, they’ve been used in specific yoga practices for centuries.
LPF is a whole-body workout that targets core and pelvic floor muscles while focusing on diaphragm and lateral rib cage movements to restore a healthy posture, increase myofascial mobility, and improve breathing while toning all the right areas and reducing abdominal pressure.
That means you can say so long to that low-belly pooch and achieve that flat tummy you’ve been fantasizing about without risking any of those awful side-effects like peeing when you sneeze!
And the really great thing is, LPF benefits don’t end there!
Explore the benefits of my 5-week series on low pressure fitness in Bend, Oregon.
- Put a stop to leaks and urgency– Pelvic Floor Dysfunction can lead to overactive bladder and urinary incontinence. But LPF can restore balance to the pelvic floor and kick that incontinence to the curb!
- Improve sexual dysfunction– Certain kinds of sexual dysfunction, such as difficulty achieving orgasm, can be caused by pelvic floor imbalances. If you’re experiencing sexual dysfunction, LPF might be part of the solution.
- Rehabilitate your postpartum body– LPF is perfect for retraining your core muscles and healing Diastasis Recti, (separation of the abdominal muscles), after giving birth. In fact, LPF is standard postpartum care in Spain.
- Treat pelvic organ prolapse– this is actually a very treatable condition and LPF can help!
- Increase athletic performance– This one’s for you Bend! Skiing, biking, running, hiking, kayaking, and all those other sports you enjoy can overtrain certain muscle groups while under-training others. LPF balances your muscles and enhances your breathing to help you reach your athletic potential.
- Look and feel slimmer– Everyone has their own unique weight, size, and shape in which they naturally feel at their best! Achieve your body’s ideal state by making LPF part of your personal health routine!
After hours of in-depth comprehensive training, I’m bringing low pressure fitness to Bend, Oregon and teaching this invaluable whole-body routine to my valued clients.
Whether you’re experiencing any of the above mentioned issues or you’re simply wanting to maintain your body’s health and wellness while achieving a greater sense of balance, I encourage you to claim your spot today!
Together, we can give your body the balance you deserve!