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.