Hypopressive Gymnastics

What is Hypopressive Gymnastics?

Hypopressive abdominal gymnastics is a series of exercises and breathing that if performed correctly and under the supervision of a professional, help to have a strong and toned abdomen, in addition to toning the pelvic floor and burn calories.

Why is it done?

The objective of hypopressive gymnastics is to reduce the pressure in the abdominal, thoracic and pelvic cavity. With this, the aim is to shape the figure and achieve a more aesthetic and toned abdomen. These exercises are very popular after childbirth, since in postpartum exercises, traditional crunches can be harmful. Some of the benefits of these exercises are:

  • Reducing abdominal girth, as well as toning the abdomen.
  • Postural and functional improvements.
  • Prevent postpartum pelvic floor weakening.
  • Regulating respiratory parameters.
  • Prevention of abdominal, inguinal, crural and vaginal hernias.
  • Prevention of urinary incontinence.
  • Prevent and improve edema and leg heaviness.

What does it consist of?

Hypopressive gymnastics consists of exerting pressure on the abdomen through breathing. Maintaining certain postures, deep breaths are taken three times and then proceed to the respiratory apnea. The contraction of the abdomen in apnea should be maintained for about ten seconds.

Preparation for hypopressive gymnastics

There is no specific preparation for hypopressive gymnastics, but whoever performs it must have good respiratory and vascular health. It is not recommended for pregnant women.

Care after the procedure

Hypopressive gymnastics sessions do not usually require special care.