Kegel exercises are not just limited to women, men who experience weak pelvic muscles can benefit from it too. A man’s pelvic floor can also be affected after bowel bladder, prostate surgery, constipation or continuous coughing. Regardless of the causes, the consequences can make you uncomfortable. Strong pelvic muscles promote proper bowel function and healthy urine.
They are useful for men who suffer from urinary incontinence, i.e. leaky bladder and premature ejaculation. The pubococcygeus (PC) muscles are worked out by performing Kegel exercises. These muscles control the flow of urine as well as semen, and when they become loose, it leads to urinary incontinence and premature ejaculation. When you first start doing Kegel exercises, make sure you have understood how to do it properly. Here are a few things you should remember before starting Kegel exercises:
The first step in Kegel exercises is by locating your PC muscles. It is done in the following ways:
For men whose PC muscles are feeble, mild kegel exercises are recommended. These include:
5 seconds clench
The next level of kegel exercises are tougher and are meant for men who want better strength in their PC muscles. These include:
Long and Short Bursts
You should move to the next level of kegel exercise after performing the second level for a week or two. As the next level is for men with some endurance, it should be taken up after some practice of the first two levels.
The exercises in the third level include:
Tighten and hold
Do not let the anticipation of better sex get the better of you when practising Kegel exercises. You should perform the exercises according to your strength.
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