Hypopressive Exercise – Core & Pelvic Floor
Kegals not cutting it? Hypopressives strengthen your pelvic floor, core and improve your posture.
Q. What are Hypopressives?
Hypopressives is a system of postures and breathing techniques that can be practised at home with no equipment. The term ‘HYPOpressive’ refers to decrease or reduction in pressure, whereas most traditional exercises, including abdominal exercises are HYPERpressive – they increase internal pressure in our bodies.
What happens as a result of the pressures we are subjected to from gravity, everyday activities, physical training and other pressures, depends on an individual’s ability to handle that pressure. But pressure will always find the weakest point and this can be the cause of medical conditions such as urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and hernias.
Hypopressive training re-programmes the core muscles, including the pelvic floor, which are vital in managing pressure consciously and sub-consciously. The method cannot be learnt from a video due to its simple but very technical nature. It’s important to learn this from a qualified Hypopressives instructor.
Hypopressives increase the resting tone and involuntary function of the core muscles. The protocol is to train consistently every day for 10-15 minutes a day to build a habit. On average it takes 6 hours of 1-1 training to learn the routine and master the breathing, ideally lessons would be 1 week apart with regular practice inbetween.
Q.Who could benefit?
Everybody can benefit from Hypopressives, because they are all about retraining your core muscles to work as they were designed to. However, they can be particularly helpful to people who suffer from urinary incontinence, poor posture and back pain, sexual dysfunction or even severe pelvic prolapse.
We have trained women with prolapses, who have been told that serious and risky surgical procedures are their only option, and yet Hypopressive exercises have seen their prolapse eliminated. It’s no exaggeration to say that Hypopressives can be life changing!
Do any of the following apply to you:
Do you suffer from a pelvic floor disorder such as incontinence, sexual dysfunction or prolapse, or so you want to prevent any of these from happening?
Do you want to strengthen your core, without causing unwanted and problematic pressure to your pelvic floor?
Do you want to prepare your body for pregnancy, or recover pelvic floor strength after giving birth?
Do you want to decrease your waist size, improve your posture, flatten your abdominals, improve circulation or improve athletic performance.
Important: You should not practice Hypopressives if you are pregnant, suffer from hypertension, or have an inguinal or umbilical hernia. We may still be able to help you though, so do speak to us if you have questions.
Nikki Caputa is our master trainer in the UK, for further information you can click here. See below for some of the amazing testimonials: