The Cause of Bladder Weakness in Active People
High-impact activities, like running, gymnastics, CrossFit and HIIT training often involve the body hitting the ground hard, weakening the pelvic floor muscles and connective tissue that supports the bladder.
Many assume that an athletic or toned physique is evidence of a strong pelvic floor. However, intense abdominal exercises and vigorous training can weaken those muscles by putting additional pressure on the pelvic floor, compounding the issue. No matter how many crunches you do, training those internal muscles is paramount to maintaining a strong pelvic floor.
Pelvic floor muscles are no different, you need to strengthen them, especially for women who are predisposed to pelvic floor weakness. When starting any new fitness routine, it’s important to first assess weaknesses and incorporate preventative strengthening and learn proper form and technique. Pelvic floor strength is just another part of building base strength and discussing it as such is crucial to removing the stigma around the topic, and fighting the perception that incontinence is a symbol of hard work.
A Strong Pelvic Floor Benefits Core Strength
"When we think of the core, we often think of the superficial core, i.e. the abdominals or ‘washboard stomach muscles’. However, genuine core strength comes from working the core muscles that lie underneath. I like to refer to this all-important inner core as the 3D core."
The 3D core that Jane refers to above, is made up of the deep abdominal muscles at the sides (Transversus Abdominals). The stabilising spinal muscles which run up our back (Multifidus). The Diaphragm or ‘breathing muscle’. and the pelvic floor muscles. Strengthening your entire 3D core can reduce the risk of injuries while exercising or competing and can help you get more out of your workout. If you experience leaks while exercising, try to identify what’s causing it.Shop INNOVO →
How to Stop Leaking During Exercise
INNOVO provides a simple solution for active people to treat Urinary Incontinence from the comfort of home. Just like any muscle in the body, the pelvic floor muscles need to be exercised regularly and correctly, in order to maintain its strength and control over the bladder.
Easy to use, comfortable to wear, and clinically proven to work, INNOVO is a completely non-invasive solution that helps you safely and effortlessly treat urinary incontinence by strengthening and re-educating the entire network of pelvic floor muscles through gentle muscle stimulation.
Shellie Edington's First Experience Using INNOVO
Shellie Edington, 55, is a Professional CrossFit athlete, mother to 3 beautiful girls, and a new grandmother. She has suffered from incontinence for over 20 years since the birth of her first child. Listen to what she has to say about using INNOVO for the very first time!
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