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Abdominal exercise: This depends on your goal; sit-ups can increase abdominal muscle mass they will only minimially help you lose stomach fat if any. To lose 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 lose weight, and over time the adipose will decrease in many areas of your body. ...Read more
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
Yes: Of course, and also try to work in some overall cardio. ...Read more
No: Ab exercise should not affect it.Get a more detailed answer ›
Abs/core+cardio: There are endless varieties of crunches, planks, core exercises, pilates, situps, isometrics, etc. You can do to build your abs; you will need to build up no. Of sets, reps that you do to build abs. No matter how many crunches you do, if you ignore overall fitness/cardio/aerobic exercise to reduce body fat, your massive abs will remain hidden under belly fat tissue. Good luck; consider a trainer! ...Read more
Yes: Pilates is an excellent form of exercise to assist in the recovery following spine surgery. There are two forms, the original and stott pilates, which adds modern bio mechanical & spinal rehab principles. You should find a physical therapist that is trained in this exercise methodology ...Read more
Plank ab exercises: Typically, ab exercises require you to contract your abdominal region, causing flexion of your lower back. To avoid this, try plank abdominal exercises. The image shows the basic starting position, then variations are added by lifting your arms or legs individually to increase the intensity. ...Read more
Fun ones: Exercise is the best medicine. Getting a good night sleep, eating 6 healthy meals to keep blood sugar stable, relaxation and vividly imaging positive experiences all lower stress and help bones. An easy exercise is pretend skipping rope using big arm movements to expand the chest wall and improve blood flow and oxygenation. This can be done for a few minutes at a time but very frequently. ...Read more
??: With resistance may increase your abd. Muscle tone quicker. ...Read more
Several: While standing, take a deep breath in and suck your gut in and hold it there then exhale keeping your stomach in for 10 seconds & repeat as often as you want. Lying on your back, raises both extended legs that are straight out with the heels 6 inches off the ground & hold for a count of 10 seconds and do this 10 times repeated in 3 sets. ...Read more
Abdominal exercise: 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
Yes there should be: No restrictions in terms of exercise with a typical idiopathic scoliosis of this size and exercise is beneficial to good back health and your health in general. Curves under 50 degrees by the end of growth are unlikely to progress. Cardiovascular conditioning, core strengthening and flexibility should all be part of your exercise routine ...Read more
WEIGHT LOSS: Mothers want to loss weight after getting pregnant, abdominal fat reduction is a challenged. Walking is the best exercise followed by bending and jump rope. Going to the gym if you have time is another way to loss weight. Don't forget to cut down on your caloric intake. Good luck! ...Read more
If you are sore: Immediately after doing the exercises (as in minutes to hours) it sounds like you over did things and may have even strained one of the abdominal muscles. It sounds like you may need to ease yourself more slowly into core work. Also realize it may get worse before it gets better due to the effects of DOMS (delayed onsent of muscle soreness). ...Read more
Core strengthening: Strengthening the core muscles can help chronic low back pain. This includes conditioning of the abdominal muscles and the low back muscles as well as the chest and lower extremities in a balanced fashion. Avoid impact exercises (such as long distance running) and try low-impact alternatives such as the elliptical machine or stationary bicycle. ...Read more
Neck pain: You should never pull on your neck with ab exercises/crutches. Try other abdominal exercises that do not require you to lay on the floor. Try ball-exercises. Com for some new ab exercises that are different from what you are doing and see if your neck pain goes away. You should not strain your neck with any ab exercise. ...Read more
Need to delay?: There are variations of crunches and a host of exercises that can strengthen the abdominal muscles. If one is looking for exercises for only the rectus abdominis, then a pt or physiatrist can help if that person has a particular condition. If one is looking for permission to exercise, the primary care physician can begin an evaluation for suitability and safety of fitness programs. I'd start there. ...Read more
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
Are crunches (exercise) bad for spine? & what about planks. I heard they are also bad for in a certain way. What are good ab exercises?
Situps: Setups were condemned after bad experiments. They now are great abdominal exercises shown to be perfectly safe. Be sure to setup to each side to get the obliques. After all, I never heard of a patient blowing a disc on passing a constipated stool. Also, a six pack refers to your abdominal wall not what's in it. ...Read more
Can I get the same results doing ab exercises lying on a bed mattress compared to excersising on a hard floor? I still feel the burn when on a bed.
It would depend upon the type of exercise you are doing.
If you are trying to do exercise specifically for your abdomen muscles, I believe it would be best to support your back on a mat of some type.
Your spinal ligaments and muscles would be active in many exercises that would otherwise work only your abs. Result for many exercises would be exercising both groups, i.e. Abs and spine.
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I hurt my left shoulder on Monday while doing ab exercises. Pain has spread to the part right below left shoulder. There's searing pain when I get up.
Noticed today that even 10mins (or less) of very easy ab. Work trigger skipped or extra beats pvc's. Should I not exercise at all then? Scary feeling
Evaluation: The vast majority of people with your symptoms have benign extra-systoles (often atrial, sometimes ventricular). You need at least 1 evaluation with ekg, echo, chest x-ray, blood work, and possibly a prolonged monitoring test (24 hours to 30 days). You don't list anti-depressants, but if you use one, that should be considered too. ...Read more
Supine leg exercises: It is like driving a bicycle on your back. ...Read more
MAYBE FOLLOWING: If you possess cervical spondylosis, a wear and tear arthritic process, the exercise might transiently exacerbate the neck joint situation. Muscular strains/sprains may be associated with awkward posturing of your neck with you exercise. Suggest you visit experienced physical therapist, consider personal trainer and revamp your exercise techniques. ...Read more
Studies of individuals dieting for weight loss or maintenance suggest a weight-reducing effect of increased water consumption. The water can help stave off hunger while you move on to another activity.
There are many lower abd exercises. Leg lifts, siccor kicks, planks.
Aerobic exercise to increase exercise capacity can be done by doing tabata or high intensity interval training, check with md. ...Read more
Hi, I sprain my ab yesterday, doing a ab routine, I know I can't do ab exercises for a while, but can I still lift weights? Thanks
Muscles: Please do not do weights as if you were to do squats it will make the abs more taut and pain can become unbearable. ...Read more
Of course: Just realize when you increase the pressure in your abdomen, you may increase the hh bulge, so if get a pain consistent with it, take a break (and maybe some tums) and let it pass. Will quickly find if anything specific triggers it to cause discomfort, and can modify workout accordingly. Still need good physical shape / activity, even with diagnosis. Good luck! ...Read more
Overuse: Or electrolyte imbalance. Check your form and techniqie and STOP doings abs for 1 week. ...Read more
Fat: You cannot preferentially lose fat from one specific area of the body (naturally). However, overall weight loss will contribute to loss over different body areas. Exercise can be used to firm, tone and sculpt. ...Read more
More muscle less fat: Even the most toned abdominal muscles will not reveal the abdomen you want if they are buried under a beer gut. Decreasing body fat is a key component of washboard abs. That said, anything that strengthens your core (sit ups, crunches, leg lifts, torsion, etc) all play a role in building those muscles. ...Read more