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  • n. A contraction of the pubococcygeal muscles, performed for the purpose of strengthening them.


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  • This is known as a Kegel exercise: tightening the whole pelvic floor so that these vaginal muscles come together and lift.

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  • Pelvic floor exercises are sometimes called Kegel exercises after Dr. Arnold Kegel, who popularized them in the early 1950s, strengthening exercises, or elevators.

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  • They are called Kegel exercises, after Dr. Arnold Kegel.


  • These exercises are now epononymously known as Kegel exercises, or just "Kegels."

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  • It was a night out with a good friend - good drinks, an even better dinner, the excellent company of my friend and all the $$$ we spent went to supporting a locally family-owned establishment bar/restaurant called Kegel's that is time-worn around the edges but still serves dinner on crisp white tableclothes and wine is under $5 a glass.

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  • Pelvic exercises called Kegel exercises are also beneficial to the expectant mother, helping to strengthen the pelvic floor. New Blogs and RSS Feeds

  • These exercises are called Kegel exercises and they strengthen the pelvic muscles.


  • Performing routines such as Kegel exercises, which, as mentioned above, relate to gaining voluntary control of the PC muscle and thus give a person more control over ejaculation.

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  • The second type of exercise is known as "Kegel", which is derived from the name of the man who made it popular: Doctor Arnold Kegel.


  • With the exception of pelvic floor Kegel and basic abdominal bracing exercises -- such as pelvic tilts done either seated on a ball, on all fours or on your back with knees bent.

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