The Hypopressive Method
The Hypopressive Method exercises produces a reduction in thoracic, pelvic, and abdominal pressure through a series of postures and proper breathing.
What is Hypopressive?
It is the modern European method of getting strong abdominals in a healthy way. It is a group of rhythmical postures and breathing exercises used to balance the strength and the muscle tone between abdominals, pelvic floor, and the breathing muscles.
The Hypopressive method reduces the pressure in the intra-abdominal cavity responsible for that unwanted belly that does not go away even after thousands of sit ups.
What is the difference between Hypopresives and traditional Abdominals (crunches and sit ups)?
Traditional abdominals make your abdominals stronger and at the same time increases the intra-abdominal pressure, pushes organs down, and weakens your pelvic floor muscles, which increases the chance of having health issues such as incontinence, hernias, sexual dysfunctions, and back pain.
Hypopresives make your abdominal muscles stronger and decrease the intra-abdominal pressure; putting organs back in place, making the pelvic floor muscles stronger, reducing waist perimeter, preventing and resolving health issues including organ prolapsed, diasti rectis, hernias, urinary incontinence, back pain, poor posture, swollen legs, and sexual dysfunctions.
Who can perform Hypopressive?
Those who want to:
- Recover their figure after childbirth
- Sculpt a smaller waist
- Have stronger abdominals/core
- Prevent or alleviate urinary incontinence, back pain, and hernias
- Have a better sexual life by increasing sensation and orgasms.
- Have more energy and endurance
When should you do Hypopressive?
You just need to do Hypopressive one to two times a week for 25-30 minutes for the first 6 weeks. This will give time to the brain to reprogram the abdominal muscles, pelvic floor muscles, and breathing muscles, to teach them to work together at the same time at all times even when you are relaxed sitting in a comfortable chair.
It is advised to include hypopressive exercises in your daily routine after the 6 weeks to maximize results.
What are the benefits?
- Reduce Waist Perimeter
- Improve Sexual Function
- Prevent Urinary Incontinence
- Enhance Posture and Flexibility
- Prevent many types of hernias (Inguinal, abdominals, lumber, etc.)
- Create a Lumbo-Pelvic Protection
- Reduce back injuries
- Improve Cardiovascular Endurance
- Boost the Immune System
How do you perform Hypopressive?
Look for a certified hypopressive health professional to start the healthiest abdominal workout. They are well known in Europe and South America.
Who should not do Hypopressive?
- During pregnancy
- High blood pressure
How many health professionals are certified in the Hypopressive method for rehabilitation and therapy (Hypopressive abdominal gymnastics) in the USA?
(Hypopressive Abdominal gymnastics is a certification given just exclusively to doctors, and physical therapists in Spain.)
There is just one health professional in the USA: Dr. Alexandra Chaux, DPT. Dr. Chaux is a doctor of physical therapy in California. She went to Spain in January 2014 to get certified specifically to help her patients with abdominal and pelvic issues. The results have been outstanding for her clients and students.