Those of you who know me know that I love working out. I’ve listed my max deadlift in a previous blog, and I continue to not only work on both strength and gymnastics skills. I became proficient in handstand walking after two years of practice and got a bar muscle up after an even longer period of time. It’s been lots of work, but I love it! I love being healthy and fit. And, it gives me great pleasure to have physical fun.
And those of you who know me also know that I love to have physical fun outside the gym. And I train for that, too!
Everyone has heard of “kegeling,” haven’t they? Kegeling, or Kegel exercises were first described by
Dr. Arnold Kegel in 1948 for pelvic floor muscle strengthening. Kegel exercises can help make the pelvic floor muscles under the uterus, bladder, and bowels (large intestine) stronger. Kegeling is really important as we get older, gain weight, and after certain surgeries. Many people think that kegeling is primarily for women who have had children. This is untrue! Just ask the Mayo Clinic! Men should do kegeling too, just read below.
There are lots of health benefits, including the health benefits associated with sexual pleasure. And we all know that that has huge health benefits. Again, just ask the Mayo Clinic!
Did you know that a woman who trains her kegel muscles can squeeze on command? She can squeeze hard or lightly, rhythmically or just once at the right moment, and give her partner an experience he’ll never forget. If you’ve been with a partner who has strong kegel muscles, you know what I’m talking about. And, when she practices it regularly, she can both arouse herself and increase her own pleasure. Indeed, there are women who can bring themselves to orgasm just doing kegel exercises! Trust me on this! I have read the scientific studies, and, well, I have a little experience to draw on too, LOL.
And men need strong kegel muscles too. A man with strong pelvic floor muscles can have stronger, firmer erections, as well as control how long they go before ejaculation. Another plus is that Kegel exercises increase testosterone in men. Who doesn’t want a natural way to do all that?
Getting stronger in this area is simple. Locate and squeeze your pelvic floor muscles for 3 seconds, then release and rest for 3 seconds. Do this for 20 reps, 3-4 times daily. If you do it correctly, you should experience results in a few weeks.
Beyond this simple regimen, there are a variety of methods and tools you can use to increase intensity and volume. Personally, I use resistance training and progressive overload in all areas of my training. I’m just saying. There are even apps you can use (check out Kegel Camp). It is positively astounding the strength and control that some women have been able to develop.
So, get to work. And let me know how kegeling changes your life!