You’re not getting the full story when it comes to navigating prolapse on and off the gym floor. I know it seems overwhelming with all of the rules that you somehow follow now that you have prolapse.
Your poor pelvic floor, getting all of that blame when it comes to feeling prolapse and it isn’t always the case.
You see, the pelvic floor is a part of your deep core system made of the your diaphragm, pelvic floor, transverse abs as well as the multifidus (small muscles in your spine), and if this very powerful system is out of sync, then your prolapse may make itself known by showing up when you’d rather it didn’t.
So the first step is to start with your breath. This is probably the least of the sexy things you can do in your prolapse management but this is the catalyst of your pelvic floor function.
When you inhale through your nose, your diaphragm and your pelvic floor move downward and expands. And when you exhale, your diaphragm and pelvic floor move and contract upward.
Will any old breath work? That depends on whether or not breathing is why you’re experiencing symptoms in the first place.
If you’re a mouth breather, your diaphragm can’t move as well, so start practicing breathing more through your nose and out through your mouth. Make sure your breaths are deep enough that you breathe into your ribcage, back and armpits.
And if you’re finding yourself even more so symptomy on the gym floor when the intensity increase, take a quick rest and regain control of your breathing.