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Kegel Exercises for Men – Beginners Pelvic Floor Strengthening Guide

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Kegel exercises for men step by step Physiotherapy guide to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles. Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist Michelle teaches you the correct Kegels position, exercise technique and how long for results. These Kegel exercises are for men with erectile dysfunction, bladder or bowel control problems or with prostate surgery.


1. Kegels Position
The best position to do Kegels is the position where you feel your pelvic floor muscles working, usually lying down or sitting forward away from the chair support..

2. Correct Exercise Technique
Start by locating your pelvic floor muscles at the base of the penis and around the anus. The correct Kegel technique involves contracting the muscles at the base of the penis by contracting as if to shorten the penis and tighten as if stopping the flow of urine. At the same time tighten the muscles around your anus as if stopping gas from passing. Relax your pelvic floor muscles back to resting level and rest briefly for 5-10 seconds before repeating your next exercise. You should feel your penis move inwards slightly towards, your abdomen and your scrotum lift towards your body.

Try to breathe normally during Kegel exercises and avoid holding your breath, tightening your buttocks or upper abdominal muscles.

3. How Many Kegels
When starting out, do the number of exercises that you can manage using the correct technique. If you can contract your pelvic floor for 2 seconds, take a brief rest between each exercise and repeat 2 second exercises as many times as you can in succession up to 10 exercises. Repeat this routine 3 times daily i.e. 2 seconds, up to 8-10 times, 3 times daily.

As your pelvic floor muscles strengthen progress your training with:

* Strong pelvic floor contractions
* 8-12 Kegel exercises in a row
* 10 second holds
* Relax your pelvic floor muscles between Kegels
* Rest between every exercise for 5-10 seconds or until recovered

Repeat this Kegel exercise routine 3 times daily

4. How Long for Results
Strengthening pelvic floor muscles can take up to 5-6 months. Some men with erectile dysfunction or bladder control problems may start to notice a difference in the first month after treatment commences.

Stafford, R. E., Ashton‐Miller, J. A., Constantinou, C., Coughlin, G., Lutton, N. J., & Hodges, P. W. (2016). Pattern of activation of pelvic floor muscles in men differs with verbal instructions. Neurourology and Urodynamics, 35(4), 457–463. Attribution Henry Vandyke Carter / Public domain

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