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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 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