How to Find Your Pelvic-Floor Muscles
Pelvic floor exercises can be tricky to perform correctly. “Sometimes when women are trying to contract the pubococcygeus muscle in the pelvic floor, they might inadvertently be tensing a muscle in their back or abdomen,” warns Brotto. To locate the pelvic floor muscles, she recommends this trick: Imagine you need to urinate and pull up your muscles as if you can’t make it to the bathroom on time. Hold that tension for 10 seconds without wobbling or letting go. If you can’t hold on to the contraction for 10 seconds or you can feel your muscles shaking, that’s a sign that your pelvic floor needs toning.