Demystifying Hypopressives: A Deep Dive into Common Questions

When first embarking on the journey of hypopressives with Complete Core Control, it’s not uncommon to be faced with a blend of intrigue and uncertainty. As you delve deeper into this holistic exercise realm, we aim to address the most pressing questions and provide clarity on how our offerings, especially our Fitter Floor and Core Hypopressive course, can be instrumental.

1. The Role of the Lats in Hypopressives:
Hypopressives isn’t simply about focusing on breathing or pelvic floor techniques; it’s a holistic approach to training. The lats, significant muscles in the back, are pivotal. They are not only essential for posture but also ensure shoulder stability. When the lats are actively engaged, it stimulates the serratus anterior, a key accessory muscle for breathing. Moreover, the consistent tension in the lats during hypopressives facilitates changes in the pelvic floor through fascial interactions.

2. That Unique Sensation in My Throat – Is It Typical?
If you’ve ever felt an unusual sensation in your throat during hypopressive exercises, rest assured, it’s a common experience. This isn’t the breath-hold (apnea) itself but a result of it. What you’re feeling is the glottis closing and vacuums forming in the regions around your collarbone. Observing these vacuums is essential to understanding the connection between correct exhalation and achieving the abdominal vacuum.

3. The “Stuck” Feeling in My Pelvic Floor:
Describing the pelvic floor as feeling “stuck” often relates to it being in a hypertonic state. This can give an illusion of disconnection since the overly-tightened muscles struggle to function naturally. Incorporating correct breathing techniques, particularly lateral breaths and apneas, one can encourage the pelvic floor back to its typical responsive state.

4. Connecting with the Pelvic Floor – Is It Essential?
It’s not unusual for individuals to find it challenging to mentally connect with their pelvic floor. Remember, hypopressives primarily function at a subconscious level. Our internal tests, using ultrasounds, have shown the pelvic floor actively engaging during hypopressives, irrespective of one’s conscious perception. The key is to let your body do the work without getting overly analytical.

5. The Question of In-Person Training:
While Complete Core Control firmly believes in the advantages of face-to-face training, we’ve evolved with the times, offering robust online sessions. One-on-one online training with our seasoned trainers can be incredibly effective.

If you’re eager to fully immerse yourself in the world of hypopressives, we highly recommend our Fitter Floor and Core Hypopressive course. This comprehensive package not only includes an interactive online course but also insightful video lessons and a downloadable PDF book. For those just starting out or keen on expanding their knowledge, don’t forget our free e-books available at the bottom of our page. At Complete Core Control, your well-being is paramount, and we’re always a call or email away for any queries or guidance.

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Lizzie Duggan

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