Healing Inguinal Hernia With Exercise

Is It Possible?

If you don’t already follow me, you probably came across this page because you were doing an internet search to see if it is possible to heal an inguinal hernia with exercise. You have probably been seeing about a million other web pages that say that it is not possible, and that the only way to fix a hernia is through surgery.

Well, I’m here to tell you that that is 100% bullshit! If you read through this blog you can see my whole story about trying to heal my inguinal hernia naturally without surgery. Why I started, what I had to work through, everything. But I’ll make a long story short here.

I’ve had an inguinal hernia for over 4 years. It was about the size of 2 golf balls next to each other in the inguinal canal when it poked out, which was all the time from the moment I got out of bed in the morning. It was never painful, but it was super annoying especially because I’m an extremely active guy.

Absolutely It Is Possible

I worked to figure out the best way to go about healing my inguinal hernia naturally with absolutely no results until about six months ago. That’s when everything I was doing just started clicking. Through trial and error I figured it out! Literally within three weeks my inguinal hernia was half the size. Then 3 months later it was the size of an M&M. Now I am at a point where the hernia does not poke out ever. I never feel pressure at all except a tiny bit when I am in a forward sitting position.

What Do I Have To Do?

You have to commit to putting in the work. Your inguinal hernia is not just going to get better by itself. There is a weakness in the muscles and fascia that hold the intestine in place which is why you have a hernia in the first place. Strengthen those muscles, and you are one step closer to getting to the point where your hernia will be gone.

If you are not willing to put in the work, then you might as well just go get surgery because healing will never happen.

If you are willing to put in the work, then I think you will find that these exercises hit the spot perfectly. They are designed to target the muscles around the inguinal canal in order to hold the abdominal contents in place, and they do exactly that.

Now I’m not saying that these exercise alone are going to be able to cure every inguinal hernia out there, because there is a lot more that goes into it than just this, but they will get you moving in the right direction.

If your interested in seeing what else I’ve had to do in order to get my inguinal hernia where it is now (there are a few key things), feel free to check out some of my other posts and my youtube channel.

Here Are The Exercises

Healing An Inguinal Hernia With Exercise

Regardless of what the medical establishment will tell you, you can heal an inguinal hernia with exercise. These are the most effective exercises I have found to get it done:

  • Exercise #1 Leg Pulls
  • Exercise #2 Sleeping Bag (or pillow) Squeeze
  • Exercise #3 Leg L’s
  • Exercise #4 Reverse Swim
  • Exercise #5 V-Ups
  • Exercise #6 Knee Circle Leg Extensions
  • Exercise #7 V-Downs
  • Exercise #8 Around The World
  • Exercise #9 Straight Leg Sit-Ups
  • Exercise #10 Straight Leg Side Ups

I also do a couple yoga breathing exercises that you can see here.

How Often Should I Do It?

From my experience about 2-3 times a week is the max. When I first tried it I was doing it more than that, but I quickly realized that the muscles would get really fatigued and the hernia would want to poke out more often. So I cut it back to 2 times a week, and it was perfect. Start slow and don’t go crazy. For some people it’s hard to start slow (me included), but believe me, it will be much better if you do.

How Long Will I Have To Do This?

Probably forever at some level. Every time you do the workout you go up 1 rep for each exercise. By the time I got to 30 reps I felt like I didn’t need to wear the hernia belt  anymore to keep my hernia from poking out. But the last thing you want to do is get to that point, then just stop the workout. I plan on doing these for the rest of my life in order to keep the area strong and reduce the risk of the hernia popping out again.

Recently, I got to a point where I was doing 50 reps of each exercise. The workout was taking me so long that I decided to strap some 5lbs weights to my ankles and start back over at 10 reps. I’ll keep you guys posted on how it goes!

Remember, without commitment you have nothing. If you don’t want surgery, then don’t get it! Commit yourself to healing and you will heal. The body is a healing machine.

Neo G Hernia Belt Truss Review

In this video I review the Neo G hernia belt.

Neo G Hernia Belt Pros List:

  • Basic, somewhat minimal design
  • Quality sewing and seams
  • Adjustable pad

Neo G Hernia Belt Cons List:

  • Not very adjustable due to shortness of velcro
  • Convex pad was extremely uncomfortable and hard
  • Thick straps make it feel bulky
  • Metal hardware

Where to buy Neo G Hernia Belt:

You can buy them here: https://www.neo-g.com/products/601-lower-hernia-support

Price: $35.99


The Neo G Hernia Belt caught my eye when I first saw it because of the minimal design of it. I am always looking for things that are lightweight and simply designed, with no extra bullshit that’s not needed to get the job done. It seemed like the Neo G had that going for it.

The Pad:

What I didn’t realize before I bought it was how insanely large and hard the front pad is. I can literally only wear this hernia belt for about 30 minutes before having to take it off because it digs into the hernia site so bad. You can see from the pictures below that it still has the sticker on the front because I didn’t even wear it long enough for the sticker to come off.

Also, if you are an active person who is trying exercise or do anything where you have to bend at the waist, the pad really gets in the way of any type of movement like that even though it’s positioning is adjustable.

I also didn’t like the way the Neo G Hernia Belt made my pants stick out in the front because of how big the pad is.


The lack of adjustability from the velcro strips being too short was another main concern, especially if your going to be doing any type of activity where you want to tighten up the belt and leg strap for more support. The velcro strips are so short that when you want to snug up the belt you end up pulling the “hook” side of the velcro right past the “loop” side, and there is nothing left to stick it to. Same for the leg strap.


The straps that make up the belt and leg strap are quite bulky on their own, but when you stack them on top of each other to fasten the velcro they become extremely thick and bulky.

The pad on the front is a full 1-1/8″ thick and barely has any give to it all, which like I said, makes it extremely uncomfortable.

My Take On It

The Neo G Hernia Belt could possibly work for some people, but for me it was definitely not what I would want to put on every morning and keep on all day. I am far too active to wear something with such a rigid pad that would get in the way of everything I do, even just sitting at my desk. But the key to managing your hernia without surgery is finding a hernia belt that fits your lifestyle, and that you are able to wear all day, every day without having to think about the hernia so much. Even though the Neo G Hernia Belt wasn’t right for me, it could possibly be right for you. Use your own judgement.



Understandably, my opinion might be somewhat biased based on the fact that I have been through testing of so many hernia belts looking for something I could where comfortably during all the activities that I do without any luck. I ended up having to design my own hernia belt because of this. If you are interested in seeing the hernia belt that I developed and have been using for a while with great success please click here to see the Comfort-Truss. It should be available to purchase soon.


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