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How do I get super awesome rock hard abs without gym equipment?

How do I get super awesome rock hard abs without gym equipment?

Core strengthening: You can improve the strength and tone of your abdominal muscles by focusing on core strengthening exercises such as planks and crunches. Loss of overlying fatty layer will also uncover rock hard abs that may already be there to some degree. ...Read more

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Today while working kut abs in gym i gat sprain on my neck portion. Its ery hard for me to even turn my head. Please giude me in turn to cure it.

Today while working kut abs in gym i gat sprain on my neck portion. Its ery hard for me to even turn my head. Please giude me in turn to cure it.

Family practice : You strained your neck muscles. Ice it ibuprofen. And possibly a muscle relaxant would be helpful. After a few days start flex exercises. Pt may help you get well faster. ...Read more

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Doing cruches at gym and it felt like my lower abs rolled over. Painful, happens a lot during abs. Eventually goes away slowly.

Doing cruches at gym and it felt like my lower abs rolled over. Painful,  happens a lot during abs.  Eventually goes away slowly.

Abdominals: Happens all the time to me too....it's just cramping of the muscles from overuse. Once you build up your tolerance to the amount of ab exercises you do, it will happen less often ...Read more

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Can I do abs exercise and get a 6 pack without going to a gym?

Can I do abs exercise and get a 6 pack without going to a gym?

Yes: Some of the more effective exercises for the abs are crunches and planks, which do not require any gym equipment. ...Read more

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Docs, how to get 6 ripped abs fast? My friend said to me that abs are not made in the gym they are maid in the kitchen? 40% gym 60% kitchen..

Docs, how to get 6 ripped abs fast? My friend said to me that abs are not made in the gym they are maid in the kitchen? 40% gym 60% kitchen..

Diet : I think your friend means that you have to eat well and not just exercise to get 6 pack abs. If you have fat over your abdomen, any ab muscles won't show. In addition, to abdominal exercise, you should lose weight if you are overweight. Avoiding alcohol and sugar helps, as these tend to put on stomach weight. ...Read more

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I want to burn my fat ...I want abs n i go gym what should I eat daily?

I want to burn my fat ...I want abs n i go gym what should I eat daily?

Nutrition & exercise: Good nutrition & regular exercise are key to getting healthy. While mediterranean diet has most evidence supporting its benefits, it may not be applicable to all religions & cultures. But general principles are same. Be sure to expend more energy than you consume. Need to gradually lose fat weight in order to reveal abdominal muscles. Talk to your family doc to be sure you're otherwise healthy. ...Read more

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I went to gym and it still hurts when I squeeze my abs together, do I have a hernia?

I went to gym and it still hurts when I squeeze my abs together, do I have a hernia?

Look for a bulge: Most likely your muscles are sore due to exercise. Hernias are holes in the abdominal wall associated with a lump under the skin, and/or localized pain. If its bad enough, or you think you have a hernia, see your primary care provider for an exam to find out more. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What exercises can i do at home that works better than the gym equipment? I need work on abs, inner thighs, butt, and broad shoulders.

What exercises can i do at home that works better than the gym equipment? I need work on abs, inner thighs, butt,  and broad shoulders.

Home workout: Hi Anton, If you have a smart phone, there are a lot of good apps nowadays that can give u some good home workouts and will tailor your workout based on what kind of equipment you have at home. Some good tools to have at home are dumbbells, a stability ball, exercise bands. If you haven't worked out on your own before, you may find it helpful to do a few sessions with a personal trainer. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my lower abs hurt, after cramping from the gym and still do help?

What do you suggest if my lower abs hurt, after cramping from the gym and still do help?

Props to Yourself!: It sounds like you had a really good workout in the gym. Abdominal pain after a heavy workout means your muscles are getting stronger. It may also mean that you are dehydrated and cramping. Drink a bottle of electrolyte and a bottle of water. A balanced workout regime will exercise a muscle group one day and rest it the next day. Good luck to you! ...Read more

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Could you tell me why my lower abs hurt, after cramping from the gym? Can i still work out?

Could you tell me why my lower abs hurt, after cramping from the gym? Can i still work out?

Lactic acid buildup!: Overuse or relative overuse (more than muscles used to doing) will create a transient buildup of muscle soreness (lactic acid may cause). Usually worst 24-48 after causative workout. It is Ok to gently "push through" this discomfort, BUT do not force activity that causes overt pain. NSAIDs, rest, light stretching may help speed recovery. ...Read more

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I had key hole laparoscopy surgery 7 weeks ago. Can I back to my gym routine? Like stretching, Yoga, Abs work out, Jogging, etc. Pls advise thank you

I had key hole laparoscopy surgery 7 weeks ago. Can I back to my gym routine? Like stretching, Yoga, Abs work out, Jogging, etc. Pls advise thank you

Depends.: Everyone heals at a different rate. Seven wks seems sufficient time for you to slowly return to your previous activities, but to be safe see your surgeon for a post op exam to clear you ...Read more

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Hi i really need to build really big natural muscle(abs, biceps, back...)with home exercising not in the gym.What should I do and how should I exercise?

Hi i really need to build really big natural muscle(abs, biceps, back...)with home exercising not in the gym.What should I do and how should I exercise?

Home gym exercise: There are lots of great programs out there to build muscle outside of a gym. Believe it or not yoga is great at doing just that. Outside of that one of the best programs I have found that does what you ask is p90x. It works but you have to follow the program and depending how well you follow the diet you will be remarkably surprised in 90 days. ...Read more

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What should I do at the gym to work on a flat stomach/abs?

What should I do at the gym to work on a flat stomach/abs?

Core: For a flat belly, you have to both tone muscles and reduce belly fat. The first is done with abdominal and oblique core work like sit ups and crunches. The latter s done with decreased calory diet and aerobic exercise. ...Read more

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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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I have started going to gym and the body part i want to improve the most is my abs and chest..How to best reduce fat in that area?

I have started going to gym and the body part i want to improve the most is my abs and chest..How to best reduce fat in that area?

Diet: Calorie restriction is the best way to lose weight, including belly weight. Abdominal exercises have very limited value, if any, in focal abdominal slimming. Exercise helps burn extra calories as well. ...Read more

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How to get a six pack abs without hitting a gym, likeby free hand exercises?

How to get a six pack abs without hitting a gym, likeby free hand exercises?

Very low body fat: To expose the abdominal muscles, one must have a low amount of body fat so that the abdominal muscles can be seen. So even if you have been doing abdominal strengthening exercises, you can't see the six pack until the abdominal fat is eliminated. ...Read more

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Why is it that I exercise at the gym but my stomach seems to be getting bigger but only the lower abs..

Why is it that I exercise at the gym but my stomach seems to be getting bigger but only the lower abs..

In the beginning...: When you start exercising usually the muscle grow before the fat gets burned. What is means is that you see that your stomach is bigger because most likely your muscles are growing faster than you are burning the fat. As you continue your exercise routine you will start losing the fat as well and you will see the desired results. Don't give up, keep up the good work! ...Read more