Hypopressive low-pressure Fitness

Hypopressive low-pressure Fitness

The technique was developed in Spain and is a training system that combines low-pressure postures, breath training, myofascial stretching and neurodynamics.

The body is trained without increasing intra-abdominal pressure and directly targets the deep core musculature as a unit using postural and respiratory tasks.

Hypopressives are not suitable for pregnant people or those with high blood pressure. If you are pregnant or have high blood pressure, you can do the poses and add in the core breath while in the pose but you will not add the apnea (the breath-hold component)

In a hypopressive posture, after a deep, full exhale, the breath is held and the ribs expand and open causing an expansion of the thorax while the glottis remains closed. This creates a negative pressure response that draws the relaxed diaphragm up. The relaxed abdominal wall is also passively drawn in and up.

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It is done as a series of postures that are considered low pressure meaning they do not increase intra-abdominal pressure. The rhythmic breathing pattern is added along with the breath-hold called an apnea. It elicits an involuntary response that draws the pelvic viscera up and the abdomen in and up. There is a Tell-Tale sign of success when the belly button is drawn up. This influences the urachus ligament.

The urachus ligament is a tubular structure that stretches from the apex of the bladder and connects to the umbilicus. This is the reason why hypopressives are so effective for bladder prolapse. The uterus is also influenced, given the close proximity to the bladder. Those with rectocele also benefit from the technique although it does take longer for change to happen.

The overall benefits of the technique are to decrease pressure in the thoracic, abdominal and perineal cavities, to induce electromyographic activity in the muscles that stabilize the spine and to normalize myofascial tension.

Benefits can be felt in posture, energy, incontinence, prolapse, back pain, constipation and digestion.

Demeter Hypopressives

This is a great starting pose when starting hypopressives. Great postural exercise, it helps improve pelvic floor function and it also tones the abdominal wall.

Note: This exercise is NOT Suitable for those who are pregnant or who have high blood pressure.

Hypopressives are a little different than your typical exercise. They are a bit more precise and you will need to count. As you will learn in the video.

Demeter Hypopressives

It may take a few times to get it... you should feel the abdomen sink in and then draw upwards with a flaring of the ribs.

In the Buff Muff App there is a complete section called The Hypopressive Method. As a member, you can view several pose videos, beginner and intermediate Hypopressive workouts, training progression and more.

The Buff Muff App, available on both Android and iPhone, will teach you how to activate your pelvic floor appropriately and then add it to movement. There is a ton of free content available to anyone who downloads the app including a 7-day pelvic floor fitness challenge to introduce you to the concept of a whole-body fitness approach to pelvic health.

Click on the photo below to learn more about the Buff Muff App and choose Google Play or App Store to download it for Free.

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