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Doctor insights on: How Many Ab Lounge Crunches Should I Do In A Day

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How many ab crunches do I need to do to get definition?

How many ab crunches do I need to do to get definition?

Ab Crunches: Not really a fair question. Depends on your starting point, how your body responds, your diet, your level of exercise, and your nutritional levels overall... Plus many other factors. But it is always a good idea to start an exercise regimen. ...Read more

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What are some ways to build ab muscles — not crunches though!?

What are some ways to build ab muscles — not crunches though!?

Cable pulldowns: There are a great variety of floor and cable exercises you can do instead of the hated "crunches". One of many cable ideas is in the photo; leglifts while hanging (free, chairback), or floor vee-ups will also give you the burn that lets you know you are building muscle. ...Read more

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How many ab crunches should I start off with after childbirth?

How many ab crunches should I start off with after childbirth?

Post natal exercise: Wait until your bottom is healed, start slowly and increase the number daily. ...Read more

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I have been doing ab exercises (crunches) with little progress for last two months. Any tips?

I have been doing ab exercises (crunches) with little progress for last two months. Any tips?

Abdominal exercise: While sit-ups can increase abdominal muscle mass they will only minimially help you loose 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 (stomach included). ...Read more

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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?

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 set up 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

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Help please! Is ab crunch machine good to lose belly fat?

Help please! Is ab crunch machine good to lose belly fat?

Any: Any form of exercise that burns up calories will help you lose weight if combined with a calorie restricted diet. Avoid fat and junk food. See a registered dietitian for help. It takes 3500 calories to burn up one pound that you don't eat. Good luck. Your body will determine where it wants to burn up the fat. All you can do is tone up the muscles under the fat. ...Read more

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I want to lose my belly fat and i wanna know if ab crunch machine is an effective way of doing so?

I want to lose my belly fat and i wanna know if ab crunch machine is an effective way of doing so?

No: You can not spot train to lose belly fat, you have to lose it all over. Cardio workout 4-5x/wk mixed with 1-2 days of strength training (including crunches) is the best way to lose weight and tone up. ...Read more

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Is it a good thing to do push-ups, chin ups and crunches every day?

Is it a good thing to do push-ups, chin ups and crunches every day?

Add in break days: No one exercise plan is good to do every day. Your body and specific muscle groups need occasional rest and recuperation between exercise episodes. It is probably better and safer (injury prevention) to change up your routine a couple days per week. ...Read more

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My workout consist of (10 sets of 10 pushups, 10 sets of 10 crunches) I do this every other day, I'm 16 and a BOY, should I do this workout every day?

My workout consist of (10 sets of 10 pushups, 10 sets of 10 crunches) I do this every other day, I'm 16 and a BOY, should I do this workout every day?

Variety: They key is to listen to your body. Proper rest periods are equally important as physical activity in assuming a healthy lifestyle. If you wish to be more active on a daily basis, I recommend a variety of exercises and activities, adequate nutrition and proper rest. Performing the same exercises daily is a set up for injury and is difficult to maintain for an extended period. ...Read more

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I am working on my abs and am doing 100 crunches a day along with my other workout routine, is that enough?

I am working on my abs and am doing 100 crunches a day along with my other workout routine, is that enough?

May be: Every one talks about doing abdominal crunches to get 6 pack my own personal experience is that you have to be of ideal weight and therefore need to lose weight before you reach goal most effective exercise is abdominal breathing which invokes letting your belly expand out while you breathe in and actively contract your abdominal muscles while you breathe out and resistance exercise for obliques. ...Read more

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I had a tvt sling inserted 6 months ago. I am wanting to start exercising again, and am wondering if it is ok to do ab exercises eg sit ups, crunches?

I had a tvt sling inserted 6 months ago. I am wanting to start exercising again, and am wondering if it is ok to do ab exercises eg sit ups, crunches?

Definitely!: Although it is best to follow your doc's instructions, general guidelines allow return to light exercise (walking several times daily) almost immediately; with kegel exercises daily. Several weeks rest better prior to moderate and heavy exercise: 2 wks to swim; 4wks to run; 6wks strenuous sports; 4-6wks for strength training (avoid weights >10-15lbs until 6wks). You should be set to exercise! ...Read more

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Docs, I do ab workouts holding flat weights on chest & doing crunches, noticed bleeding from nipples & worried, need advices please.

Docs, I do ab workouts holding flat weights on chest & doing crunches, noticed bleeding from nipples & worried, need advices please.

I would think : That is occuring from your shirt rubbing against the nipple. Perhaps try placing bandaids or some other protection over the nipples. Maybe even apply a little vaseline to decrease the friction and make sure the nipple is not dry. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of sore back and ab muscles after crunches?

How do I get rid of sore back and ab muscles after crunches?

Don't overdo it: Don't overdo it. Use proper techniques, try more isometric exercises. Vary the exercise routines. ...Read more

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Does abexercises like ab crunches, leg raises, bicycle crunches.& squats increase intra abdominal pressure & break hymen? I m virgin.

Does abexercises like ab crunches, leg raises, bicycle crunches.& squats increase intra abdominal pressure & break hymen? I m virgin.

Possible: The hymen can be torn during exercise. Wether the hymen is torn or not does not determine if a woman is a virgin, as it can easily be torn by tampons, fingering, and exercise. Some women are born without a hymen or just a fringe of tissue. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many crunches should I be doing per day to tone my stomach?

Can you let me know how many crunches should I be doing per day to tone my stomach?

No set number: The more you do the better. You might only be able to do 20 today but 50 in a month. The more you work them out the more you should be able to do. Don't put all of your ab exercise energy into crunches though. Combine it with leg raises, obliques, and other abdominal exercises to work out all your abs. ...Read more

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I am running for 110 minutes each day. I do 100 crunches and 100 pushups as well, how long before I lose my belly?

I am running for 110 minutes each day. I do 100 crunches and 100 pushups as well, how long before I lose my belly?

We cant spot reduce: Crunches and pushups will tone your belly but to lose fat you have to lose weight overall. You are working out pretty aggressively so with a good diet (no sugar or sugary beverages for starters) you might lose 2 lbs a week. If you need to lose 20 lbs... You can figure it out. You can add some weight lifting to burn calories faster. ...Read more

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Ovulated on dec 26 twinges feeling that day feeling like I did 1000 crunches when I didn't. Pregnancy symptom? Never feel pain when I ovulate

Mittelschmerz: This is a term we use to describe this common sensation when the ovary releases a readied egg. This ovulation pain is well-known and some women learn to date their ovulation from this mittelschmerz pain. ...Read more

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I usually do 500 crunches a day but still don't get properly toned in the stomach area does this mean there's hardened fat or i just gotta work harder?

I usually do 500 crunches a day but still don't get properly toned in the stomach area does this mean there's hardened fat or i just gotta work harder?

Over/underlying fat: Crunches just strengthen the central and upper portion of the stomach muscles. First need to look to see if you are exercising all the components of your abdomen (obliques etc.). Problem often is there is fat being stored overlying the fat or under the abdominal muscles in the omentum of the intestines. This fat is the hardest to lose. ...Read more

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When I do running crunches and torso twist next day I saw my stomach coming out more than before. Why does it happen.

When I do running crunches and torso twist next day I saw my stomach coming out more than before. Why does it happen.

Permanent Pot Belly.: Are you saying that this stomach issue was temporary, or has it now become a permanent fixture. More information is needed to clearly see the picture. ...Read more

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Been eating right and exercising, down 88lbs. I'm 49 in December, how can I get rid of belly fat. I do 100 crunches a day. Hmmm can you help? Thanks

Been eating right and exercising, down 88lbs. I'm 49 in December, how can I get rid of belly fat. I do 100 crunches a day. Hmmm can you help? Thanks

Congratulations on: Getting so healthy. Sound like you are doing all you can short of liposuction to get rid of the belly fat. You might want to consider liposuction as a possibility. It's hard to spot reduce in the body. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I do 30 crunches 30 leg raises 30 push-ups and 30 squats/day. Weight 60kg height 6ft age 19. How much protein do I need every day?

I do 30 crunches 30 leg raises 30 push-ups and 30 squats/day. Weight 60kg height 6ft age 19. How much protein do I need every day?

No right answer: There is no medical or scientific answer to relay to you. There are way too many variables. I think that just knowing you want to have a diet predominate in proteins is evidence you are probably doing fine. The only caveat being is that one needs a lot of hydration when they are eating a healthy diet high in protein sources. ...Read more

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If am 16 yo BOY, I'm trying just to tone up, if I make a day for pushups only, a day for crunches only, a day for legs only, w/o a breakday is that bad?

If am 16 yo BOY, I'm trying just to tone up, if I make a day for pushups only, a day for crunches only, a day for legs only, w/o a breakday is that bad?

Not bad: No, this sounds perfectly reasonable. By hitting different parts of your body on different days, you are allowing for rest/recovery periods for each part. Keep up the good work! ...Read more

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Is it actually true that doing sit ups and crunches every day will help burn stomach fat?

Is it actually true that doing sit ups and crunches every day will help burn stomach fat?

Not by themselves.: There is no such thing as spot fat loss. You would need to lose weight in general & a certain proportion of that will be abdominal fat. This can be done by eating healthfully, being physically active and making sure that calories burned exceed calories consumed. However, you can improve your appearance by toning your abs. To tighten your abdominal muscles consider doing crunches, reverse crunches. ...Read more

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Yesterday was the 1st day in months that I worked out (treadmill, bike, crunches, etc). Today, my stomach feels gassy, full & uncomfortable. Related?

Yesterday was the 1st day in months that I worked out (treadmill, bike, crunches, etc). Today, my stomach feels gassy, full & uncomfortable. Related?

Probably not: More likely related to what you've been eating.
Some intense exercise, such as long distance running can accelerate GI motility, and cause diarrhea during or immediately after exercise, and some folks swallow a lot of air that can cause belching, but I'd look more closely at your diet as the cause of your symptoms ...Read more