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A 44-year-old member asked:

how can i increase my abdominal strength and durability?

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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
General Practice 18 years experience
Exercise: By doing abdominal strengthening exercises such as sit-up, crunches in a repetious manner over time will strengthen your abdominal muscle.
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 14 years experience
Abdominal exercises: Simple situps can be just as effective if done repetitively, but for full core workouts, planks, yoga, pilates, even push-ups all give fuller, more total workouts than just situps. However, if you are just beginning a routine, start slow with situps and build up from there. Hope this helps!

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What is the loose fluid in the abdomen a sign of?

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