It is essential to learn how to identify, release, and relax the pelvic floor muscles FIRST, before proceeding with strengthening exercises. The first week of Lift focuses on identifying and releasing the pelvic floor, and we incorporate releasing/relaxing moves throughout the program. However, if you're dealing with chronic excessive pelvic floor tension, then Lift might progress too rapidly (with strengthening) for your needs.
How do you know if you have excessive pelvic floor tension? If you feel like kegel exercises make your symptoms WORSE... if you're unable to release after a pelvic floor (kegel) contraction... if your bum, belly, or pelvic floor muscles feel tight, tense, clenched, stuck, or numb... if you have difficulty starting your urine stream... if you experience chronic constipation and/or feel like you're unable to empty your bowels completely... if you experience painful sex... then these are all signs indicating that you MIGHT have an issue with too much pelvic floor tension. Seek an evaluation from a pelvic floor physical therapist to be sure.
If you do, in fact, have excessive pelvic tension then I recommend working with your pelvic floor physical therapist one-on-one to release/relax the pelvic floor muscles, checking out my Overcome Pelvic Pain for Women program, and/or doing the routines in my YouTube pelvic pain/tension playlist. When you feel like your tension is under control, then you can return to Lift!