Whether you are a new mom wanting a flatter tummy, a professional athlete seeking to improve performance or an exercise enthusiast wanting a sleeker physique, you know that training your core muscles is foundational to achieving your goals. Yet sticking to a traditional regimen of core and abdominal exercises may in fact be undermining your efforts by creating undue pressure in your lower abdominal region.
Hypopressive exercise is a unique approach to core training that reduces intra-abdominal pressure while recruiting the transverse abdominal muscles, giving you increased abdominal integrity and function. When performed correctly, hypopressive exercises can help to realign your lumbrosacral region, the area that includes your low back and pelvis, to reduce pressure on your internal organs, and eliminate uterine prolapse, bladder incontinence and other disorders associated with pelvic dysfunction.
Hypopressive exercise was first discovered by Dr. Marcel Caufriez while examining a uterine prolapse patient. He noticed a reduction in prolapse as the diaphragm rose during aspiration. Dr. Caufriez developed a series of clinical exercises to help treat his patients experiencing uterine prolapse and incontinence following childbirth.
It was not long before hypopressive exercise was embraced by both males and females within the fitness community who wanted to improve the appearance and function of the midsection. Hypopressive exercise optimizes pelvic health while training the core in a highly functional way.
Hypopressive exercises lengthen the muscles of the posterior chain, including the muscles used during respiration. Regular practice realigns the pelvis, reducing pressure on the internal organs and facilitating effective breathing patterns.
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Hypopressive exercises are performed in a slow and controlled manner and are very technique-specific. They can be performed standing, lying prone or supine, in a quadruped position, kneeling or sitting. Emphasis on breathing is foundational to correct performance.
Reducing Pelvic Dysfunction in NYC
The sports medicine professionals at NYDNRehab understand the important role played by the core muscles of the lubrosacral region during sports and physical activity. We work with patients of all types who want to improve daily function, correct poor posture, or enhance physical performance. New mothers with uterine prolapse, incontinence and diastasis recti do not need to suffer from these conditions. Contact NYDNRehab today, and let our team of human movement experts help restore your body to optimal function and performance.
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