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Your pelvic floor and barbell workouts

Your pelvic floor and barbell workouts Barbell workouts are great for developing muscle strength and endurance and this form of resistance training is effective in maintaining bone mass as well being an enjoyable form of weight training. This type of workout can be easily modified to cater for people who have pelvic floor issues or [...]

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Pelvic floor first and step workouts

Step was first designed by Gin Miller whose primary goal was to develop a low impact, cardiovascular workout that was safe for knees and other injuries. Since the early 1990’s, this class format has changed considerably, including the speed, intensity and impact. Below are 4 guidelines to assist you during a typical step class to [...]

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The Pelvic Floor and The Core

The pelvic floor muscles as part of the ‘core’.   Muscles play a key role during exercise, but did you know that there are a hidden group of muscles called ‘pelvic floor muscles’ which need special attention?      Pelvic floor muscles form the base of the group of muscles commonly called the ‘core’. It’s a group [...]

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High Impact workouts

The allure of high impact workouts is the energy expenditure and the pure joy of bouncing around – like a teenager, but for some of us, our pelvic floor is not like it was when we were a teenager. For a lot of women, it is a matter of going to the toilet before the [...]

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Core fitness

  Pelvis proof A weak pelvic floor is the reason why a third of Kiwi women are incontinent, especially after given birth. Marietta Mehanni’s modified resistance workouts will help whip you into shape if you have a weakness in this area Why all the fuss about pelvic floor?When we think about our ‘core’, the first [...]

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Aquacise Your Pelvic Floor For CFA

Aquacise Your Pelvic Floor By Dianne Edmonds and Marietta Mehanni “Lower back pain is also strongly linked with pelvic floor weakness and there is certainly an awareness that aqua aerobics provides a safer choice of fitness program for these individuals.” IntroductionMany people that want to continue exercise without the implications of impact, joint stress, post [...]

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Core Foundations

When most fitness professionals think about the ‘core’, the first and usually immediate thought is transverse abdominus. What is often unknown and misunderstood, is the importance and relevance of the pelvic floor. Yes – everyone has one, even men have a pelvic floor. This muscle plays a major part of effective core control and weakness [...]

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Core Foundations

Core FoundationsWhen most fitness professionals think about the ‘core’, the first and usually immediate thought is transverse abdominus. What is often unknown and misunderstood, is the importance and relevance of the pelvic floor. Yes – everyone has one, even men have a pelvic floor. This muscle plays a major part of effective core control and [...]

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Aquacise Your Pelvic Floor

By Dianne Edmonds and Marietta Mehanni "Lower back pain is also strongly linked with pelvic floor weakness and there is certainly an awareness that aqua aerobics provides a safer choice of fitness program for these individuals." IntroductionMany people that want to continue exercise without the implications of impact, joint stress, post exercise muscle soreness and [...]

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Pelvic Floor Workshop

{youtube}6rm1JRKL9k4{/youtube} Core Foundations Did you know that the pelvic floor was a core muscle? Did you know that 50% of women have a weaken pelvic floor? Traditionally pelvic floor exercises have been the domain of Pilates, mind body and yoga programs, but now that core training is part of most group exercises classes and personal [...]

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Pelvic Floor First

{lightgallery type=local path=images/articles/pelvic previewWidth=540}Pelvic Floor First{/lightgallery} Pelvic Floor First is an initiative of the Continence Foundation of Australia and aims to reduce the number of men and women who experience pelvic floor dysfunction as a result of inappropriate exercise regimes. Visit the Pelvic Floor First website. The aim is supported by the following objectives: strengthen [...]

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Pelvic Floor News

PELVIC FLOOR FIRST APP The Continence Foundation of Australia has developed a free, safe-exercise app to both help prevent incontinence and enable people experiencing problems to continue to exercise without further straining their pelvic floor or suffer embarrassing accidents.The Pelvic Floor First app has three customised workouts for people of all fitness levels and pelvic [...]

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Your pelvic floor and barbell workouts

Your pelvic floor and barbell workouts Barbell workouts are great for developing muscle strength and endurance and this form of resistance training is effective in maintaining bone mass as well being an enjoyable form of weight training. This type of workout can be easily modified to cater for people who have pelvic floor issues or [...]

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How to modify abdominal curl to keep your pelvic floor safe

How to modify ‘the abdominal curl’ to keep your pelvic floor safe? Here is a scenario: You are in a group exercise class and the instructor has asked the class to lie on their backs in preparation for the abdominal curl. You know that you have a separation in your abdominal wall or this exercise [...]

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Pelvic floor first and step workouts

Step was first designed by Gin Miller whose primary goal was to develop a low impact, cardiovascular workout that was safe for knees and other injuries. Since the early 1990’s, this class format has changed considerably, including the speed, intensity and impact. Below are 4 guidelines to assist you during a typical step class to [...]

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