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Doctor insights on: 8 Pack Ab Workouts

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Please tell me what are good ab workouts for someone in a wheelchair?

Please tell me what are good ab workouts for someone in a wheelchair?

Wheelchair workout: Several activities are good for maintaining muscular strength while in a wheelchair. Isometric exercises would help. Try to press down on a table top while in the wheelchair with both arms, maintain this for about 20 sec each time. Do at least 10 reps twice a day. If you have movement in legs, try lifting them one by one about 100 times gradually twice a day. That should help..Good luck ...Read more

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How do you stretch your back after doing ab workouts?

How do you stretch your back after doing ab workouts?

Supine: Laying supine and bringing your feet and knees all the way over your head to floor behind your head works well. ...Read more

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Can ab workouts cause back problems?

Can ab workouts cause back problems?

Yes: Doing an ab workout with improper technique can significantly affect the back. Squeezing the stomach and moving slowly can help. ...Read more

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What are some effective ab workouts for someone who has none?

What are some effective ab workouts for someone who has none?

Planks: Doing core exercises is the best way to build up almost else and stabilize the abdomen while building abdominal muscles planes are good where are you arrest on your elbows and feet with your frame perfectly straight hold this for 30 seconds and do this 10 times resting in between also military push-ups are very good sit ups are okay but side planks are you better inverted planks are good to where the belly is toward the ceiling and you lift up on your hands and feet with your head off the ground and frame straight. ...Read more

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I been doin push ups an ab workouts will it help me gain any weight?

I been doin push ups an ab workouts will it help me gain any weight?

Hard to say: To gain muscle with exercise, you'll need to also increase your protein intake -- especially after workouts. Best to get a trainer who can assess your starting point and your goals, and work with you to achieve them. ...Read more

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What ab workouts are good for a guy with a bad back?

What ab workouts are good for a guy with a bad back?

Core strengthening: You can improve the strength and tone of your abdominal muscles by focusing on core strengthening exercises such as planks and crunches. Aquatic workouts using the resistance of the water can also help someone with back pain avoid worsening their back pain yet still gain strength and stability. ...Read more

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I hate lying on the ground, it hurts! how can I do effective ab workouts without laying on the ground?

I hate lying on the ground, it hurts! how can I do effective ab workouts without laying on the ground?

DIet: Leaning yourself for good muscle definition is about dieting and aerobic exercise, not muscle. Building the abs muscles without lying down can be accomplished easily using a pull-down cable setup as in the photo. ...Read more