Pelvic Exercises For Prostate: Top 5 Kegels for Men

Pelvic muscle exercises for your prostate (also known as Kegel exercises) are a type of exercise designed to strengthen the pelvic muscles around your bladder and penis.

Kegel exercises are of great benefit to men suffering from prostate problems, especially for those recovering after surgery for prostate cancer or men with an enlarged prostate.

Keep reading to learn about 5 pelvic exercises and their benefits for the prostate.

Why do pelvic muscles become weak?

The pelvic floor muscles can be weakened by:  

  • surgery for an enlarged prostate gland.    

  • damage to the nerves of your pelvic floor muscles (by disease, injury, surgery or radiotherapy).    

  • continual straining to empty the bowels, usually due to constipation.

  • persistent heavy lifting.    

  • a chronic cough, such as a smoker’s cough or chronic bronchitis and asthma.    

  • being overweight.    

  • lack of general fitness.

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What are the benefits of pelvic exercises?

Pelvic exercises host a range of health benefits for men, especially when it comes to prostate health.

The prostate gland can be found under the bladder, surrounding the urethra. The urethra is a tube that carries urine through the penis out of the body.

However, during prostate treatment, the muscles surrounding the prostate can become gradually weakened, resulting in urine leakage and even incontinence.

By building up you’re the strength of your prostate and pelvic muscles, you enjoy a number of benefits including:

1) Improved prostate health

During a Kegel exercise, there will be an increase in blood flow to the male sex organ. With these exercises, it can help to build up a healthy prostate while keeping all of the sexual organs functioning properly.

Male pelvic floor exercises may also help alleviate prostatitis symptoms. Male CPPS is difficult to treat and often requires a multimodal approach.

However, a study published in Translational Andrology and Urology indicated that pelvic floor rehabilitation might be an effective treatment option for select patients.

2) Prevents urinary and fecal incontinence

This is one of the most important benefits of Kegel exercises for prostate health. Aside from preventing urine leakage, it also decreases the urge to urinate.

Fecal incontinence will also be minimized. This is commonly recommended for men who had just undergone prostate surgery.

A study published in The American Journal of Men’s Health reviewed the effect of pelvic floor muscle training on incontinence problems after radical prostatectomy. The results found a significant difference was in the number of incontinence pads between the groups.

Significantly more members of the experimental group reported using “1–3 pads per week” or “4–6 per week” while more members of the control group used “more than 5 per week”. This suggests that PFME training strengthens the muscles and that bladder control can thus be acquired.

3) Improved sexual function

With Kegel exercises, it can make men’s erections last longer. This is beneficial to those who have sexual dysfunction. Kegel exercises can improve erectile function, control premature ejaculation, and also intensify orgasm in men.

How do I find my pelvic muscles?

For many men locating the pelvic muscles can be a struggle. To find your pelvic muscles try to stop and start your urine stream when urinating.

Remember not to tense your buttocks or your legs and abdomen. Also, take note to keep breathing calmly.

When you have successfully slowed down or stopped your urine, you will be able to hit the target muscle. The muscles you use to stop your urine flow are your pelvic muscles, and these are the ones you want to strengthen.

How do I do a Kegel exercise?

Locating your pelvic muscles is the hard part. Now that you have located your pelvic floor muscles, you can exercise them by following these simple steps:

Tighten and hold your pelvic floor muscles for five seconds. Relax your pelvic muscles. 

You have just done one Kegel exercise. You should plan to do 10 to 20 Kegel exercises three to four times each day.

5 pelvic exercises for the prostate

1) Bridge

To complete this pelvic muscle exercise, you need to lie on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor, hip-width apart.

Inhale engage your pelvic floor and lift your hips. Hold for up to 10 seconds (keep breathing!). Lower your hips back down and release your pelvic floor. Do 10 reps of this.

2) Wall Squat

Some people might struggle with squats, especially if they are older, so another alternative is wall squats.

To do this exercise, stand against a wall, feet hip-width apart. Inhale engage your pelvic floor and lower yourself into a squat as though sitting in a chair. Hold for 10 seconds. Rise back up to standing and release your pelvic floor. Rest for 10 seconds. That’s one rep. Do 10.

3) Lunges

Lunges work out your whole body. Not only do they improve your core muscles, but they help to improve hip flexibility and balance. It also helps to strengthen the abdominal and lower back muscles, reducing the chance of back pain and strain.

To do this exercise stand straight with your toes facing forward and your feet spaced one foot apart. Step forward with one leg, lowering your hips until both knees are bent at about a 90-degree angle.

4) Single Leg Tabletop

This is a common leg movement popular in Pilates workouts. By adding the spilt movement you work out your hip, as well as pelvic floor muscles.

To do this exercise lie on your back with your knees bent so that your thighs and shins are perpendicular to the floor. In a controlled movement slowly begin to split your legs outward. Slowly raise back to the start. You should complete 10-15 reps.

5) Leg Lever

Leg levels are a great way to target your core, helping to work out abdominal muscles and decrease belly fat. To do this exercise lie on your back and lift your stretched legs until they are in a vertical position. Tense your legs and lower them back to the ground.

Pelvic exercises: The results

Like any other exercise, it takes time.  Do not expect miracle results straight away. Completing these healthy prostate exercises requires commitment, and setting aside 30 minutes a day could make a significant improvement to your health.

Once you have already mastered the technique on how to do it the right way and you are already following the three times a day frequency, you should be able to see an improvement in your bladder control.

This is one key benefit of doing kegel exercises for BPH (enlarged prostate). The improvements may show in the third or sixth week.

It is best if you keep a record and monitor your urine leakage on a daily basis to help keep track of your improvement.

If one month passes and you don’t see any changes in the results, this means that you may not have located the correct muscles. If this happens, inform your urologist right away so you can be advised on how to hit the correct muscles successfully. Click here, for more exercises to improve your prostate health.

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  1. Aydın Sayılan A, Özbaş A. The Effect of Pelvic Floor Muscle Training On Incontinence Problems After Radical Prostatectomy. Am J Mens Health. 2018;12(4):1007–1015. doi:10.1177/1557988318757242
  2. Lazzeri, M, Guazzoni, G, Montorsi, F. (2012). Pelvic floor muscle training after prostate surgery. The Lancet. 379 (9811), p120-121.
  3. Masterson TA, Masterson JM, Azzinaro J, Manderson L, Swain S, Ramasamy R. Comprehensive pelvic floor physical therapy program for men with idiopathic chronic pelvic pain syndrome: a prospective study. Transl Androl Urol. 2017;6(5):910–915. doi:10.21037/tau.2017.08.17

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  1. edward wolahan

    I had my Prostate removed what can I do help with incontinent and erection problems?

    • Ben's Natural Health Team

      Hi Edward, thanks for getting in touch. It may be better to discuss this with one of our team over the phone. Could you please get in touch so that we can discuss this with you in further detail. You can call our toll free number 1-888-868-3554 in the US and +44 (0) 845 423 8877 in the UK. The Ben’s Natural Health Team.

  2. Samson Akinrinde

    I read through the exercise and I love it but can a man who did TURB about a month ago start doing the excercise.

    • Ben's Natural Health Team

      Hi Samson, thank you for your feedback, great to hear that you are enjoying the articles. It might be best to get in touch with our team via our toll free number so that they can learn a little more about your situation and see how best to advise you. You can get in touch 1-888-868-3554 in the US and +44 (0) 845 423 8877 in the UK. Wishing you good health, The Ben’s Natural Health Team.


    how long does it take to tell difference

    • Ben's Natural Health Team

      Hi Elmer, thanks for getting in touch. Once you have already mastered the technique on how to do it the right way and you are already following the three times a day frequency, you should be able to see an improvement in your bladder control. The improvements may show in the third or sixth week. If one month passes and you don’t see any changes in the results, this may mean that you may not have located the correct muscles. If this happens, inform your urologist so you can be advised on how to hit the correct muscles successfully. Wishing you good health, The Ben’s Natural Health Team.

  4. William batey

    At the moment I am taking prostate power . Up three times a night and find it difficult to pass urine and have the occasional urgency during the day

  5. Juliano Dias

    I am 86 years of age I have enlarge prostate I take Bens Total health for prostate also Prostate
    Healer and Tamsulosin MR 400 mcg one tablet a day, I get up once at night and the of urine
    to start is fast but in end is dribling can you help with whatever

    • Ben's Natural Health Team

      Hi Juliano, thanks for getting in touch. Tamsulosin will help you urinate while you are taking it but it’s not treating the underlying cause. Such have extremely negative consequences that are far likely to do you more harm than good, especially when taken in the long term.

      All drugs have side effects and it may reduce your health and well-being and are therefore only to be taken in an emergency and never long term. From our experience with BPH sufferers over the years Tamsulosin rarely works that well anyway but has a number of side effects that are not dangerous but nonetheless are unpleasant such as reduced or no semen, leakiness, fatigue, headache, and syncope – sudden loss of consciousness.

      We recommend a natural and holistic way to heal your prostate through proper diet, active lifestyle and supplements that are guaranteed to work.

      In order to get optimum results, you need to make changes to your diet. We suggest that you follow the Ketogenic Diet – This diet consists of 75% fat 5% carbohydrates (from vegetables) and 25% protein. You will need to eliminate all sweet items from your diet especially refined white sugar, cancer feeds on sugar that is why it is important to reduce its food source.

      Please avoid coffee, tea, sodas, and spicy foods because they are all contributors to frequency. It is also a good idea to set a stop time for your liquid intake preferably at 6:00 pm in order to prevent nighttime urination that disrupts your rest and sleep.

      Doing regular exercise is another key factor to your healing. Brisk walking, swimming and running is highly recommended. Avoid heavy weight lifting and other activities that can put pressure on your prostate.

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  6. Josh Uk

    I had priapism..and have been taking drugs but currently it’s down.. but finding it difficult to have a rigid erection.. will this exercises help or is there any supplement to help?

    • Ben's Natural Health Team

      Hi Josh,

      Thanks for writing.

      You may find that focusing on the breathing and relaxing portion of the male kegel exercise helps to reduce issues such as priapism. There are no supplements we’d recommend for this condition, but it’s certainly worth consulting with your doctor regarding the cause and whether any medication you’re currently taking is resulting in this issue.

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  7. Nwankwo Chinedu

    Please, am in Nigeria and have prostate enlargement.
    I need drug that can reduce it.

    • Ben's Natural Health Team

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  8. Brent Cielinski

    I had Robotic Prostatectomy in March 2023. Before my surgery my PSA score was 17. After my surgery my PSA score was 1.75. I had a Pet Scan the end of May. My results showed no cancer was seen. Did another PSA Test 3 months after my surgery and my PSA Score went up to 2.55 so my Urologist scheduled me for another Pet Scan. The Pathologist concluded that there will be a good chance my prostate cancer will come back. I will be doing another PSA Test in a month or two. My Urologist now has me scheduled to talk with a Radiologist for Radiation therapy where my prostate was before surgery. My questions is: Do you think your Total Health for the Prostate will help reduce or eliminate any cancer that still lingers in my body.

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