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What muscle does the wheel pose work out?

What muscle does the wheel pose work out?

Wheel pose: Is backbend yoga workout strengthens upper back & thighs, & improves spine flexibility. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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I would like to get nice ab muscles in a month?

I would like to get nice ab muscles in a month?

Go for it: Eat enough lean protein but otherwise only enough to keep hunger at bay, and be willing to stay hungry some of each day. Good general aerobic conditioning, and some resistance exercises that target the ab muscles such as standing or kneeling cable crunches. This is a wonderful gift to give yourself and you'll be very glad. Photoguy took over a month but he's still glad. ...Read more

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I train to build or hold on to muscle+loose body fat I lost lot of weight can't shift stubborn back and ab fat would it be safe to take lcarnitine?

I train to build or hold on to muscle+loose body fat I lost lot of weight can't shift stubborn back and ab fat would it be safe to take lcarnitine?

Not necessarily: Taking supplements alone cannot necessarily shift stubborn back and ab fat. Altering your training routines may be a better choice. Consult a personal trainer, if possible. ...Read more

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Can strained ab muscles feel like hunger pain?

Can strained ab muscles feel like hunger pain?

Not really: Peptic ulcer disease usually manifests with hunger like pain. The condition often cause by Helicobacter pylori infection. While strain abdominal muscles can't produce look like pain, the pain is more of a dull, achy pain, reproduced with position, not hunger like pain. ...Read more

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What's a good way to get more defined chest and ab muscles?

What's a good way to get more defined chest and ab muscles?

Many ways!: Sit ups, ab crunches (safer), push ups, push ups with hand claps, bench presses, torso rotations holding a weight bar behind your head, leg raises while on a chin bar. I've gibe those activities requiring minima or no equipment. There are many, many, more! ...Read more

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What are some ways to build ab muscles - not crunches though!?

What are some ways to build ab muscles - not crunches though!?

Cable pulldowns: There are a great variety of floor and cable exercises you can do instead of the hated "crunches". One of many cable ideas is in the photo; leglifts while hanging (free, chairback), or floor vee-ups will also give you the burn that lets you know you are building muscle. ...Read more

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How come my ab muscles are not showing up after doing a lot of exercise?

How come my ab muscles are not showing up after doing a lot of exercise?

Tough question: Lower abdomen's a typical spot for women to gain fat, especially after 40. If you're depending on exercises alone for a visible six-pack, you're out of luck. Lose the fat by reducing calories as well as exercising. Developing abs means exercising all the abdominal muscle i.e. Upper & lower rectus muscles, obliques, transversis abdomenis. Look up target moves. Better to focus on total body health. ...Read more

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If your your ab muscles change at a rapid rate, is it possible to develop stretch marks?

If your your ab muscles change at a rapid rate, is it possible to develop stretch marks?

Stretchmarks post tu: I have on occasion seen stretch marks of the legs or shoulders with rapdi growth and/or weight training. However, I have not observed this with abdominal muscles. It is far more likely you well develop well established flexion creases if you repeatedly flex (sit ups). ...Read more

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How come I have a stomach bulge in the midst of trying to build ab muscle?

How come I have a stomach bulge in the midst of trying to build ab muscle?

Improper form: When doing ab exercises you must contract (hold in) your stomach very tight. Otherwise, you are building muscle outword. Also, you have to diet and do lots of cardio to eliminate belly fat or the increased size of your abdominal muscles will push the fat outwards. Also, you have to vary the exercises you do as your body quickly adapts. Diet is also very important. Avoid carbs, protein is your friend. ...Read more

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Been working out for 2 weeks now yesterday I felt a pull in my left lower ab muscle I think I pulled it it is a stabbing pain how can I recover fast?

Been working out for 2 weeks now yesterday I felt a pull in my left lower ab muscle I think I pulled it it is a stabbing pain how can I recover fast?

Pulled muscle: Such muscular injuries are not uncommon during a vigorous workout mild heat compresses should help. If the pain persists beyond 2 days, you should seek medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Is your ab muscles conected with your groin muscle. I hurt myself in training kick boxing.

Is your ab muscles conected with your groin muscle. I hurt myself in training kick boxing.

Not directly: Your abdominal muscles and your groin muscles both connect to your pelvic bones. It is possible you could strain one or both muscle groups while doing vigorous or strenuous exercise. ...Read more

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Lower ab discomfort/pain feels like a pulled muscle even though I have not worked out in 5 days. On both sides, mostly when sitting up or rolling over?

Lower ab discomfort/pain feels like a pulled muscle even though I have not worked out in 5 days. On both sides, mostly when sitting up or rolling over?

Sounds like muscles: Heat stretch and massage, soak in epsoms salts, get on the floor or on he bed and really spend some time massaging and feeling around to find the culprit muscles. Even get a profession massage. See your doctor if things get overwhelming or thinks get worse. ...Read more

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Upper right ab pain under top right rib meets muscle. Normal CT w/ contrast, u/s, CBC, urine tests. Mostly when sitting/standing/deep breath. Ideas?

Upper right ab pain under top right rib meets muscle. Normal CT w/ contrast, u/s, CBC, urine tests. Mostly when sitting/standing/deep breath. Ideas?

Relax: Pain in upper abdomen by rib cage, recent onset.....all the right investigation is normal....is a MUSCLE ACHE
from whatever cause will subside in a day or so. Use heat to area if possible. Use 600 mg Advil (ibuprofen) twice a day.

You'll be fine ...Read more

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Can you suggest tips for losing belly fat in order to define ab muscles?

Can you suggest tips for losing belly fat in order to define ab muscles?

Spot fat loss does: Not occur naturally. By losing weight in general some will probably be abdominal fat. But, we don't get to choose what area of body fat is lost from. Eat healthy ; be physically active. Calories burned must > those consumed. Tighten ab's: crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge ; “bicycling” exercise on back. Do regular aerobic exercise. ...Read more

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I strained a ab muscle 2 days ago, just wondering if I can still do some exercises at the gym, like chest workout, or back workout?

I strained a ab muscle 2 days ago, just wondering if I can still do some exercises at the gym, like chest workout, or back workout?

Yes: A strained muscle is really an injured muscle fiber. It is a good idea not to continue to exercise an injured muscle. If it is an abdominal muscle involved I would rest it and avoid exercises that stress the abdominals. It should be fine to exercise other non-affected muscles groups- chest, arms and legs. Rest your abdominals until completely pain free then gently reintroduce ab exercises ...Read more

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Need to rest strained ab/oblique muscles to heal? Or wrap them? Wks of pain my dr isn't giving any specifics on healing time or what to do. Please help.

Rest: Strained abdominal muscles heal more quickly when they are rested (repeated exercise can re-traumatize the area). Over the counter pain medication can also help. Wrapping does not typically help. With rest, should get better in 1 week or so. ...Read more

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I had a midline vertical incision to repair aortic trauma. Will my ab muscles react the same way to exercising as the did before or will they build ou?

I had a midline vertical incision to repair aortic trauma. Will my ab muscles react the same way to exercising as the did before or will they build ou?

Give it a lot of --: -time 2 heal, then get the thumbs up from Ur surgeon. I myself would not work on them 4 a good 3 months 2 B absolutely sure all is healed well, this will also prevent Ur scar from widening. ...Read more

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Do I need to push myself to muscle fatigue everytime I do ab exercises to see results?

Do I need to push myself to muscle fatigue everytime I do ab exercises to see results?

No: You don't have to do that.
A variety of abdominal strengthening exercises at a moderate number of reps is sufficient. Easier ones, you can do more reps, but challenging one's, such as scissoring, you may have to do less.
Of course, remember that diet and weight control are just as important if it's well defined abdominal muscles you are looking for. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of sore back and ab muscles after crunches?

How do I get rid of sore back and ab muscles after crunches?

Don't overdo it: Don't overdo it. Use proper techniques, try more isometric exercises. Vary the exercise routines. ...Read more

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What is a smooth muscle ab blood test and a titer test for, and what does it mean if they're positive?

What is a smooth muscle ab blood test and a titer test for, and what does it mean if they're positive?

Ab vs smooth muscle.: This is a test for antibody to smooth muscle. These antibodies are usually associated with autoimmune hepatitis and can be directed against actin, troponin, and tropomyosin. ...Read more

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What is the difference in a muscle knot, and a swollen muscle? I have had a hard knotted/swollen sore oblique/ab for months that is not healing.

What is the difference in a muscle knot, and a swollen muscle? I have had a hard knotted/swollen sore oblique/ab for months that is not healing.

Get checked: The "swollen" muscle could be from spasm (think Charlie horse) or a growth in the muscle. Can't tell from your info, but your report that this condition started months ago & causes soreness is concerning. You need a clinician to examine you. You may need imaging or even a biopsy, but maybe only physical therapy. Do get checked. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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I had a pulled ab muscle strain 3-4 weeks ago and last week I shoveled snow now I am getting pain under my lower rib cage. .. Is it from shoveling?

Yes: Yes shoveling snow can definitely cause strain of the back as well as abdominal muscles. It can be strenuous especially if it the heavy wet type. Usually the pain will resolve in couple of days without any long term problems. If you continue to have problems see you doctor. ...Read more

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Constant, often-sharp under rib and upper ab pain-almost like pulled muscles, 4 days after problem-free colonoscopy. No fever -blood-bm. Is it normal?

Inform your doctor: There is no persisting pain expected after colonoscopic examination. I would advise you to inform your doctor who did the procedure and seek his guidance. It may be a complication due to this procedure or just a change in bowel activity due to vigorous preparation (If you are able to eat and there is no vomiting or fever, you are probably going to be Ok). Have your bowels moved yet? ...Read more

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Do I have hernia I received pain when I was working out my abs. I still hve pain; its 3 weeks later. The pain is getting betteris it ab muscle strain?

Not necessarily: Hernia is possible, but muscle strain more likely. Is there a knot or swelling in the sore/painful area? Muscle strains can takes a long to to heal and resolve. If it continues see you doctor. An exam is needed to determine if it is a hernia. ...Read more

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I am wondering what heart rate zone do I need when I run so I can get leg and ab muscles?

I am wondering what heart rate zone do I need when I run so I can get leg and ab muscles?

Depend: Are you overweight? Slim? Are you in shape? Ifyou need to loose weight then fat burning zone will be good achieving 70 of maximal heart rate. Mhr =220-age x 0.7. Then slowly build up to increase endurance. Weigh lifting and ab exercises need to be done. If in good shape 30 min of slow pace/ high pace. Ex: 2 min slow walk with 70% then 2min 85%. Alternate low and high pace. ...Read more

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I've had a muscle strain in left ribs 6 months that is not healing. Swollen painful left upper ab, makes an indention beside ab. Why not healing.

Can not tell you.-: -you need to B Cn by your PCP & get a diagnosis. If U have a diagnosis, then you can ask your provider about healing. ...Read more

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Can a hiatal hernia cause pain under left ribs& side? It hurts often but sometimes only when cough & I have a lump on each side of my ab muscles.

Can a hiatal hernia cause pain under left ribs& side? It hurts often but sometimes only when cough & I have a lump on each side of my ab muscles.

Possibly: Discomfort under the left rib cage may come from hiatal hernia but may also be due to other things such as gas entrapment in the upper left colon or even from pinched nerves in the rib cage or problem with the base of the left lung. It's best to have your physician examine and advise you, and if he/she feels it's advisable a referral to a gastroenterologist will be made. ...Read more

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Slight pressure/tightness between right ab & front hip no pain. Muscle spasms w/ very little pain above area. Bowles normal some bloating, annoyed?

Varied possibilities: The area you describe is near the appendix but you sat there is no pain. If you are a female it might be the pain of an ovarian cyst or when ovulating. Watch for fever, chills, diarrhea, or blood in stool. Go to doc if sx worsen or persist another 48 hrs. ...Read more

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Pretty positive have a muscle tear in top ab, maybe obliques. Swollen painful knots. Ct & xrays clear. Months of pain. How can I treat this muscle injury?

Rest, get MRI: 30 yo woman with possible tear in text us abdominus versus external oblique versus strain. No rib fracture seen on X-rays / ct scan. Presents with persistent pain. You may need to get an MRI to determine the extent of your injury. Rest your core muscles as much as possible and visit an orthopaedic surgeon to determine if mr imaging may change your diagnosis or possible treatment. ...Read more

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Treatments for 1st/2nd degree ab muscle strain. It has been 3 weeks since my injury and it still hurts. Would it be advisable 2 see a physical therapist?

Yes: Muscle strains (torn muscle) in general take about 2-6 weeks to heal. Abdominal strains are particularly painful since they are constantly being used to maintain your posture when standing etc. Therapist can help ease the pain, promote rapid healing and muscle function and give advice on lessening the pain ...Read more

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Painful knots luq ab/oblique muscle on ribcage 4 mos. Stretch, wrap, ice? PCP visits no help, not paying attention to knots. Ct& xray clear. PLEASE help.

Painful knots luq ab/oblique muscle on ribcage 4 mos. Stretch, wrap, ice? PCP visits no help, not paying attention to knots. Ct& xray clear. PLEASE help.

Outside or in?: Sounds like your PCP has thought about internal problems (LUQ is spleen, adrenals, intestine, stomach, etc). MRI? If you can feel the knots, and your diet is good, a trainer or RPT should be able to help suggest stretches. Good luck. ...Read more

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I've had pain in my upper left ab region and acid reflux. I've become dizzy, weak and muscle twitches. I had blood tests done that were normal, is it?

I've had pain in my upper left ab region and acid reflux. I've become dizzy, weak and muscle twitches. I had blood tests done that were normal, is it?

Don't expect more: Muscle twitches are seldom worrisome; most people get them and they usually mean nothing. I think they're nerves doing self-maintenance. Manage your acid reflux (meds, maybe prop up the head of your bed), stay fit) and your physician will decide about imaging based on the character of your abdominal pain. ...Read more

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If I am supposedly suffering from ab muscle strain and my pain went from sore &stiff to a warm/heated/burning pain. Is that better? Its been 3 weeks.

Yes: Muscle strain takes a lot of time to heal. The nature of pain also changes during recovery dependig on how much one uses the muscles that were hurt. Do not read too much in the changing nature of the pain though. Generally musccle strain get resolved after proper rest and excercise. Hope that was helpful to you. ...Read more