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Can strengthening your abs at the gym help you not get inguinal hernias?

Can strengthening your abs at the gym help you not get inguinal hernias?

No.: Inguinal hernias occur at natural weak points of the abdominal wall. We believe that chronic "wear-and-tear" can lead to a hole forming in the muscle in susceptible people, which manifests itself as a hernia. Therefore, what you think may be helping you can actually increase the risk of a hernia developing. In contrast, obesity is a risk factor, as well, so your best bet is aerobic exercise. ...Read more

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Hernia (Definition)

A condition that occurs when part of the stomach bulges into the chest. It can cause severe ...Read more


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Can working your abs help you not avoid inguinal hernias?

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No: Inguinal hernias in general get bigger with time. This is because any abdominal pressure increases force that pushes it out and there is no counteracting force to push it back in. Strong abs do not cause inguinal hernias to go back in. ...Read more

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Can working your abs cause you to get hernias?

Can working your abs cause you to get hernias?

Not cause: Physical activity does not cause hernia, but it can make them larger and appear. Usually hernias are due to a congenital weakness or after surgery. ...Read more

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If exercise will not correct diastasis recti in men...what exercises can men do to get stronger stomach muscles..that won't make the diastasis worse?

If exercise will not correct diastasis recti in men...what exercises can men do to get  stronger stomach muscles..that won't make the diastasis worse?

If the diastasis is-: -something U were born with,U can exercise all U want. I have 1 & do all I want for abdominal muscles. If it's an incisional Dias. U need 2 speak with the surgeon as he/she knows Ur case & can make recommendations. ...Read more

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What are the best exercises to build a strong core after inguinal hernia?

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What are the best exercises to build a strong core after inguinal hernia?

Walking: After inguinal hernia surgery, strenuous exercise is contraindicated for a period of time, depending on the type and complexity of repair. A period of rest (1-2 days) followed by walking as tolerated is best. You cannot strengthen the tissues with exercise before or after this type of surgery but you can cause failure or chronic problems by over stressing the repair. ...Read more

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What are recommended exercises to do at the gym that will help ease my low back pain?

What are recommended exercises to do at the gym that will help ease my low back pain?

Back pain in young: Young patients rarely need further evaluation for back pain as it is usually self-limiting. For mild symptoms, muscle pains are most common. Consider also disc degeneration which is the rule not exception. If symptoms persist. Core strength is a start: pilates/yoga/piyo, nsaid's, salonpas hot patches. Mckenzie pt if no better but requires a doc's rx. ...Read more

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Can you still strength train with an abdominal hernia and can u still do sit-ups.

Can you still strength train with an abdominal hernia and can u still do sit-ups.

As tolerated: Your activity level should be based on pain and discomfort caused by the hernia. This is also the general instructions for after a hernia is repaired surgically. There are a wide variety of abdominal hernias ranging from relatively "simple" to highly complex. Best to see a general surgeon for a consultation in order to make an informed decision. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Which exercises without machine can be used to expand my buttox. I can't go gym so i want do buttox enlarge exercise at home?

Which exercises without machine can be used to expand my buttox. I can't go gym so i want do buttox enlarge exercise at home?

Interesting: Ice cream may work best. But for exercises at home, lunges, squats, and deep knee bends all use yur gluteal muscles and may help you tone up. As for enlarging it, in all seriousness you'd probably need a weight room for that. ...Read more

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Which excercises to do at the gym that will help ease my low back pain are considered effective?

Which excercises to do at the gym that will help ease my low back pain are considered effective?

Core Exercises: Typically core strengthening exercises are the best to help relieve pressure and forces in the spine. I would try and google some or look them up on youtube to see descriptions. If you can do them yourself, wonderful otherwise ask your doctor to get a referral to a good physical therapist for further assistance. ...Read more

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Please suggest exercises that can be done at home to firm and tone lower abs?

Please suggest exercises that can be done at home to firm and tone lower abs?

The best and most: Balanced are exercises that strengthen the core...Front, back and sides of the trunk. Have a good trainer MAP out a regemin for u. ...Read more

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How to exercise abdominal muscles to point so that your abs show?

How to exercise abdominal muscles to point so that your abs show?

Training and diet: You'll need to lose your body fat, which is done most easily by aerobic training and sensible eating. Then you'll need to find a form of resistance training for your ab muscles that you enjoy. I recommend cable / rope pull-downs. You've set a great goal for yourself. Good luck. ...Read more

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What to use at the gym when trying to get better lower abdominal muscles?

What to use at the gym when trying to get better lower abdominal muscles?

Tried scissors?: Workouts that incorporate hip flexion, such as leg lifts, scissors, pulse-ups work the lower abs. Don't forget about your obliques which contribute to your 'v' as well. ...Read more

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After a hemorrhoidectamy, can you go back to lifting weights or will it cause a reoccurance? If not what about push/sit/pull ups instead are those ok?

After a hemorrhoidectamy, can you go back to lifting weights or will it cause a reoccurance? If not what about push/sit/pull ups instead are those ok?

Wait: I would wait at least 6 week before doing heavy lifting. You should speak with your surgeon to see what their recommendations are for activity after that. The biggest issue with recurrent hemorrhoids is straining at hard stool, so make sure you are increasing your fiber intake or using a stool softener like miralax (polyethylene glycol) daily to maintain toothpaste consistency stools. ...Read more

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I want to get in shape over the summer. What are the best exercises for lifting and toning the glutes?

I want to get in shape over the summer. What are the best exercises for lifting and toning the glutes?

Consult...: With a personal trainer. They will be able to help alter your exercise routine to focus on your personal goals. They also will be able to progress your current routine to make it more difficult. Best of luck! ...Read more

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What Pilates exercises should I avoid if 3 months out from an umbilical hernia repair and a rectocele repair? What would be the best exercises for me?

What Pilates exercises should I avoid if 3 months out from an umbilical hernia repair and a rectocele repair? What would be the best exercises for me?

Hernia: No restrictions 3 months after umbilical her is repair are necessary. The rectocele repair however may still warrant activity restriction, and you should check with your surgeon for that. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can doing core exercises help with belly fat? I have a torn disc in my back. Will the core exercises help protect the disc from irritation in future?

Yes and no: While any physical activity can help you burn calories and lose weight, directed activity toward you abdominal area would help the most and build the most muscle. ...Read more

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What are the best exercises to shrink and tone your thighs? Will running work?

Running: can help to tone thighs. But remember - as you lose weight - you can't specifically target one area to lose that weight. ...Read more

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