It’s no secret that I can be a bit cheap sometimes. I’ve caught myself at Joe, shaking my head at paying twelve whole dollars for a pair of pants for my bugz. I actually debated between a pair of $5 and $7 leggings as well. I don’t like spending money where I don’t need to, and grocery stores seem to be the worst offenders. _uacct = “UA-4888259-1″;urchinTracker();
…is kicking my azz. _uacct = “UA-4888259-1″;urchinTracker();
Waaaaay back in 2000, I was a young, naive dancer with hopes for the world. I was enrolled at Grant MacEwan in their 2-year dance program with plans to transfer to the University of Calgary’s Kinesiology degree after. _uacct = “UA-4888259-1″;urchinTracker();
A lot of life and worldly wisdom floats by me from day to day. When I’m caught up in a particular thought though, it seems that opportunity flies into every open window! _uacct = “UA-4888259-1″;urchinTracker();
“…In creating the Pfilates program we have ventured to provide a plyometric (movement oriented) method of pelvic floor exercise that could be incorporated in to any regular fitness routine. Our neuromuscular research reveals that movements which engage the external hip rotators, adductors of the thigh, transverses abdominals, and gluteal muscles also facilitate, or induce, a pelvic floor contraction. This information has proven especially useful for women unable to perform an isolated voluntary pelvic floor contraction….”
The thing is, those contractions might induce a pelvic floor contraction IF the neuromuscular pathway between the brain and pelvic floor muscles is strong and well-used. Unfortunately, it isn’t in most people. Thus, those bully muscles that take over for the pelvic floor functioning get to show off again and further destroy the kinetic chain.
Oh, that hurts my heart.
Oh, the prolapse!! The incontinence!!
This is why I am leading my HAWT Revolution…to teach people about the importance of building up a strong foundation first, giving those phasic bully muscles a break and helping our bodies learn to function efficiently. Unfortunately, there are a lot of misinformed individuals (and professionals!) out there making it tricky for me
Do me a favour? Ask me how to properly activate and strengthen your pelvic floor. Your organs, posture, daily activity and sex life will thank me.
And remember: this is just my opinion. I’m always open to constructive feedback and corrections. Just don’t be mean and snarky about it
Oh, and Gramma? I’m sorry I wrote “sex” in a blog post. Please forgive me…
I got all freaked-out at myself, like I always do after a soapbox moment, and decided to delve even further and find some video examples of the Pfilates exercises. Here is a link to #5 – the Butterfly:
It really is as bad as I want to think it is. Working with many clients (both moms and otherwise), I know that holding the feet off the ground with the hips and knees flexed at 90 degrees requires a LOT of deep core/pelvic floor strength so that the rectus abdominis and hip flexors (psoas) don’t take over. How does one concentrate on multiple pelvic floor contractions in this dynamic exercise when their pelvic floor is being over-powered by such strong phasic muscles?
I rest my case. This program is NOT what a weakened pelvic floor need.
A statement, instead of a question. _uacct = “UA-4888259-1″;urchinTracker();
|Well, I’d also like Leith to spell my name right…|
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Oh, but I have the best of intentions! _uacct = “UA-4888259-1″;urchinTracker();
I kept my bugz home from the day home today. I don’t teach on Mondays anymore, and with a busy weekend behind me, I needed some momma-bug time. Last week was hard on me (it’s still hard, but it’s becoming normalized…) and I just wanted a lazy, lovey day. _uacct = “UA-4888259-1″;urchinTracker();