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    Help! Bladder leakage during workout

    I'm not sure how many ladies in this hive face this issue. When I workout I find I face leak problem. When I hit HIIT, Cardio. Is this normal? Is there any solution to this issue? Any exercises that can help me to stop. Thank much!

    #2
    I'm no expert, but it sounds like a pelvic floor issue. I was taught a few exercises for that area when recovering from the birth of my daughter. Now I'm pregnant again and I'm having leakage issues (during cardio and when I have to sneeze, cough, or laugh when my bladder is full). Doing the exercises (mostly just squeezed and released while waiting for my daughter to fall asleep) helped a lot. A quick search turned up this site (from the British NHS, so should be legit): https://www.nhs.uk/common-health-que...oor-exercises/ but there are lots of descriptions around online and I'm sure also videos on youtube. If your problem really is caused by a pelvic floor weakness, the exercises should make a world of difference. Good luck!

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      #3
      the kegel exercises should help like MissSmilla suggested; if you think there's more to it, I suggest seeing a physical therapist (physiotherapist) because they even have weights for that area (might be able to get the weights online, too)

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        #4
        I have found squats helpful. Lots of them. Bridges are supposed to help too.

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          #5
          I've heard such things happening with Crossfit female practicioners during very intense workouts. Maybe check on that topic?

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            #6
            I agree with MissSmilla, sounds like a pelvic muscle issue. I had a hysterectomy earlier this year and I was having the same problem for a while, but it seems to have resolved with getting back to regular exercise!

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              #7
              If the issue is from a weak pelvic floor, then training with weights for the vagina helps to solve the problem too.
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              This is a German product (even though the name sounds French) and I don't know if they ship into other countries, but the website is also in English: ElaneƩ. Maybe reading there helps and maybe you can find similar products from other brands on the web. In Germany this is available in drug-stores. Maybe you can even find similar products in the women's hygiene section of drug-stores in your country too.

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                #8
                I just wanted to pop in and add another suggestion. I absolutely agree, squats and kegels have their place in restructuring and healing pelvic floor issues, but in some cases, it may not be enough. I am learning about the issues surrounding diastasis recti and pelvic floor dysfunction because it has been affecting me since my second pregnancy. I use a site and a course through fit2b, a fitness website with paid courses to address these types of issues. The creator of the site, Beth Learn, creates workouts specifically for women with these problems, including a rehab program. Coincidentally, she posted an article about the issue you may find helpful. Most blog articles are free to read, and she has a (small) number of free videos, including a Diastasis Check to see if you have the problem. I just want to assure you that even if you haven't had a baby, you can still get diastasis and pelvic floor trauma. It's apparently all about internal abdominal pressure. Here's the article. It's got some links to the free video. And I'm not going to be reimbursed or anything for pointing you her way - I just know her Foundational 5+ workout has been helping me get control of my own pelvic floor and transverse abs back! I hope it is of use to you, and good luck healing, no matter what path you choose to take!

                https://fit2b.us/researching-diastas...tus-abdominis/

                I found a second article that deals more closely with the problem you mentioned in the original request!

                https://fit2b.us/leaking-urine-exercise-isnt-normal/
                Last edited by Tranquil Waters; April 2nd, 2019, 01:54 PM. Reason: Edited to add second article

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Tranquil Waters View Post
                  ... even if you haven't had a baby, you can still get diastasis and pelvic floor trauma.
                  That's true. Even men can and will become a weak pelvic floor and leakage issues (mostly bowel movement related when they're in high age) at some point if they don't train their pelvic floor. And it hits them often time way harder because they're hardly aware of those problems until it's too late, unlike women who already learn early about it. (Also women have more options to train it...) Erectile dysfunctions can also be a pelvic floor related issue and starts long before the leakage problem.

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