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Abdominal Exercises For Women
Numerous: There are numerous exercises for your abdominals, including planks, laying straight leg lifts, laying bicycles, crunches, etc. I'm not of aware of any evidence that one exercise is better than another. Mix it up for variety to prevent boredome, and be persistent, and you should see results. This webpage has a good variety: http://www. Health. Com/health/gallery/0, 20664616, 00.Html. ...Read more
Typically not: The muscles of the abdomen are not connected to, nor directly related to the muscles of the buttocks. The buttocks are composed of gluteus maximus, gluteus medius, and gluteus minimus. The best exercises that help to strengthen and condition these groups of muscles include: squats, leg presses, lunges, hip abduction and stair climbing. Aerobic conditioning can also help reduce overall weight. ...Read more
Many: There are many exercises depending on your abilities. You can do isolated contractions of the abdominal muscles byxoncentrating on pulling in your belly button to your spine and holding it there with muscle contraction. Work up the amount of time you can hold it and over the days and weeks you will increase your abdominal tone. ...Read more
Maybe: If you lose weight in general from the exercise, your butt may get smaller. Eating less fattening foods can also help you lose weight. There are exercises to tone your butt that will make it look less saggy. See http://www. Fitnessmagazine. Com/workout/butt/exercises/our-top-10-exercises-to-tone-your-butt/. ...Read more
Yes.: If you overdo abdominal strengthening, you could cause extensive tearing of the abdominal muscles, which could take weeks to heal. This will set you back, and you'll eventually have to re-strengthen them again. ...Read more
Less is more: Diastasis rectii is the separation of the normally-fused rectus abdominis ("6-pack") muscles. In my practice, I see this most commonly in women after childbirth or in barrel-chested men who have gained weight. Unfortunately, there is no non-surgical way to re-fuse the muscles; ironically, "core" exercises will only accentuate the split. The best thing to do is to keep your weight down. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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Other than doing a plank, push ups and sometimes lower abdominal exercises, what else can I do to get a flatter belly? Any tips?
Cardio Mix: While sit-ups can increase abdominal muscle mass they will only minimially help you loose stomach fat, if any. To loose adipose tissue work on a cardio mix (walking, running, biking, swimming, circuit training, etc - mix it up). Keep in mind that you can not target one specific area of the body to loose weight, and over time the adipose will decrease in many areas of your body (stomach included). ...Read more
What are the best abdominal exercises for reducing belly fat? For how many minutes they should be performed? And how many reps should be done?
Cardio Mix: The best way to lose weight is cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. Exercises such as crunches, planks, sit-ups, etc are good for toning the abdominal muscles, but cardio is best for weight loss. ...Read more
What to do if I have been working on some abdominal exercises the past few days but have yet to feel sore the next day. Does this mean I am not doing enough?
What stretches or exercises can I do for my back if I have a large unfixable ventral Hernia & can't do any core/abdominal exercises?
Try Yoga: At the basic level. It's probably the best way to stretch and there are various YouTube videos that can teach you how to start and you should be able to tolerate it well with your back. ...Read more
Usually: A hiatal hernia is an enlargement of the hole in the diaphragm thru which the esophagus passes to enter into the abdomen. This usually causes no symptoms but may contribute to acid reflux if the stomach slides thru this hole into the chest. Theoretically, increased abdominal pressure, such as ab exercises, may accentuate this reflux; if so, this would cause heartburn at the time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Son is 15 he started workin on abdominal exercises I found like a bump on his lower chest N when I touch it he feels no pain. Hiatal hernia? Worry?
Not a hiatal hernia: A hiatal hernia would be located deep within the upper abdominal cavity, behind the lower end of the sternum or breastbone. The hole or defect that the stomach herniates through is in the diaphragm not the abdominal wall muscles. What you describe maybe something in the skin, like a sebaceous cyst or a lipoma, a benign fatty growth. Enlargement or pain should prompt a visit to your family doctor. ...Read more
Unanswerable: First I doubt that this is question for a medical site. Exercise is so personal and so varied and the outcomes are so different. There is no story to your question. As a physician when discussing exercise I would put abdominal exercises at the bottom of the list for effective exercise. One needs big muscle groups moving and cardiovascular exercise to keep toned and healthy. ...Read more
What foods can strengthen muscles as I can't exercise I have divericulation of abdomen recti and slight herniation. Dr.S?
See a surgeon!: A diastasis of the rectus muscles (no such thing as a diverticulation of abdomen recti) should not Prohibit you from exercising! A hernia may but that can be fixed. Go see a general surgeon about your hernia. It can be fixed, and then 6 weeks later, you can get back to full physical activity! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am female 32 years old. I have pain lower abdominal before I feel left side pain now this pain is spread lower abdominal. Pls tell me what, s prob?
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