How often should I do hypopressive exercises?


When it comes to hypopressive exercises, a common question that arises is, “How often should I practice them?” Like any form of exercise, the frequency of your practice can play a crucial role in achieving the desired results. In this article, we’ll delve into the world of hypopressives, exploring how often you should incorporate them into your routine, and how they can benefit your overall health and well-being.

Understanding Hypopressive Exercises

Hypopressive exercises are a series of techniques designed to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles and improve core strength. They have gained popularity for their effectiveness in reducing the symptoms of prolapse and rehabilitating the core after childbirth or surgery.

The Role of Consistency

To reap the benefits of hypopressive exercises, consistency is key. Incorporating these exercises into your daily routine ensures that you are steadily working towards strengthening your pelvic floor and improving your core stability. Consistency helps in building muscle memory, ensuring that your body responds positively to the exercises over time.

Recommended Frequency for Beginners

If you are new to hypopressive exercises, it is recommended to start slow. You can begin with our Fitter Floor and Core Hypopressive course, which provides a step-by-step guide for complete beginners. Starting with three to four sessions per week, each lasting around 10-15 minutes, is a great way to introduce your body to hypopressives.

Progressing Your Practice

As your body becomes accustomed to the exercises, you can gradually increase the frequency and duration of your sessions. Aiming for daily practice, or at least five times a week, can lead to more significant improvements in pelvic floor strength and core stability.

Balancing Intensity and Recovery

While consistency is vital, it is equally important to listen to your body and allow time for recovery. Hypopressive exercises involve engaging and relaxing the pelvic floor muscles, and just like any other muscle in the body, they need time to recover to prevent strain and injury.

One-to-One Consultations for Personalized Guidance

To ensure that you are performing hypopressive exercises correctly and to find a frequency that suits your individual needs, consider booking a one-to-one consultation. Our experts can provide personalized guidance, helping you to maximize the benefits of your practice.

Leveraging Online Resources

Our extensive online hypopressive learning resource offers a wealth of information about hypopressives, helping you to understand their benefits and how they can be fundamental in improving core strength, reducing the symptoms of prolapse, and rehabilitating your core.

Utilising Free Ebooks

At the foot of our online resources page, you will find free ebooks available for download. These ebooks provide additional information and tips on how to effectively practice hypopressive exercises, helping you to further enhance your practice.

The Long-Term Journey

It is important to remember that the journey to stronger pelvic floor muscles and a more stable core is a long-term commitment. Hypopressive exercises are not a quick fix, but rather a sustainable practice that can lead to lasting improvements in your health and well-being when performed consistently over time.

Join us in Person

If you would like one-to-one guidance and support, we can offer you an in person consultation at our Devon studio with Lizzie. Alternatively, we offer online consultations no matter where you are in the world. What’s more, you can also check out our timetable of live classes streamed through Zoom.


In conclusion, the frequency of your hypopressive exercises plays a crucial role in achieving the desired results. Starting with three to four sessions per week and progressively increasing to daily practice is recommended for optimal benefits. Remember to listen to your body, allow time for recovery, and leverage the available resources and expert guidance to support your journey. Through consistent and mindful practice, hypopressive exercises can become a valuable part of your routine, leading to a stronger pelvic floor, improved core stability, and a better quality of life.

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Lizzie Duggan

Motivational women’s health and wellness coach, online and offline events and courses, Diastasis recti healing, Core and Pelvic floor strengthening, Soft tissue therapy.
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