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Ab mat sit-up breathing
You have to listen hard for a great breathing tip for ab-mat sit-ups. There is a closer, louder breath video on my Instagram account @pelvicwod (its a black and white video). Breathe in to reach back, start breath out just before lifting off ground and all way through to touch ground in front. If you can coordinate it, connect into deep abdominal and pelvic floor muscles with your exhalation. This may not be appropriate if you have pelvic floor muscle dysfunction - make sure you are seeing a qualified physiotherapist in this area if you are unsure or need help.
pelvicwod with Lori Forner, Push Ups Need Oxygen
Pushing is a necessary movement. So is breathing. Push ups are usually a part of any exercise program (and half of a burpee!) and I bet you don't think about breathing. Here are some tips to breathe and get pressure of your pelvic floor. If you are super coordinated, you can also listen for the tip to add in the pelvic floor work. Have fun keeping your pelvis healthy!
Burpee 2-Breath Cycle with Lori Forner @pelvicwod
Quick video on how to breath in burpees using a 2-breath cycle. Breath control is important to help regulate how puffed you are in workouts, but more importantly to help with pelvic floor function and intra-abdominal pressure control (which is independent in each person). This is not modified for people with pelvic floor dysfunctions but can be applied to those situations. SEE A PELVIC HEALTH PHYSIO IF YOU HAVE PROBLEMS!!!!
Advanced Box Jumps Modifications, pelvicwod with Lori Forner
Breathing tips to take some pressure off, and maybe help, the pelvic floor during box jumps. Yes there are easier modifications such as stepping up and down, and these tips still apply, however I wanted to give some more advanced tips people can try.
Pelvic Pain and Relaxation
A little video I give to my patients when starting out with dilator work to help with desensitisation. If you are my patient, we have talked extensively (and will continue to talk) about how pain works and how we can manipulate threat. If you are not my patient, or if you haven't seen anyone to help you with this, it is essential you try to understand how and why you have pelvic pain/pain with intercourse, etc. If you really can't see a pelvic floor physiotherapist, I highly suggest reading (or listening on Audible) to Come As You Are by Dr. Emily Nagoski before trialing these or any exercises. This video does not act as a stand alone method and doesn't replace proper medical/professional help ❤️.