What is the pelvic floor? (from birthfit)
Our pelvic floor is nothing short of amazing; it is made up of a network of muscles and connective tissue that provide both structure and support of the pelvis and connecting joints, assist in urination and defecation, and aid in sexual performance. The pelvic floor consists of three layers of muscle — the superficial perineal layer, the deep urogenital diaphragm layer and the pelvic diaphragm, including the levator ani muscle.
Pelvic floor disorders (PFDs) are any disorder affecting the pelvic floor, including urinary incontinence (stress and urgency), overactive bladder, pelvic organ prolapse (POP), and fecal or anal incontinence.1 Urinary incontinence and fecal or anal incontinence are best described as a loss of the body’s ability to control urination, defecation, or flatulence. Pelvic organ prolapse is when the bladder, uterus, or rectum drops from its normal place in the lower abdomen down into the pelvis.
Pelvic Floor Health Talk - Wednesday @ 10:15am
Do you pee a little when you do double unders or box jumps or run, etc?
YOU ARE NOT ALONE!
This is a totally common problem among women - but it is NOT NORMAL!
Dr. Kaylee Simmerman is a pelvic floor physical therapist that is extremely knowledgeable on this subject and who works with athletes and moms on how to improve pelvic floor health.
Join her at the gym for a short talk on the causes, symptoms, and ways to work on the pelvic floor! Tell a friend!
Tempo Pausing Back Squats
7 seconds down, 3 seconds at bottom
DB Front Squats
After each round perform 30 Double Unders