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How To Do Jackknife Sit Ups
Sit ups are fine.: To tighten ab's: crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge & “bicycling” exercise on back. Engage in regular aerobic exercise (i.e. running, swimming, Nordic track, bicycling, kickboxing, walking, cross country skiing, hiking, etc.). Doing more than one abdominal exercise is better. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not likely: Every person and situation is different, i need to say that you should ask your doctor. Generic advice however would be, if you had zero post surgery complications then 6-8 weeks after your c-section you should be able to restart exercise at a lower rate/intensity and slowly increase over time. Listen to your body, a c-section is a major abdominal surgery and healing takes time... ...Read more
Surgery: The best person to ask such questions is the gynecologic surgeon who performed the procedures. S/he knows your case best, can assess your healing & recovery & determine when u r ready for such exercises. Ballpark answers can be misleading & dangerous for u. ...Read more
19, female. Did nothing yesterday just relaxed woke up today and feel like i did sit ups all day yesterday.
R U Sure Sit up Pain: Muscles get "sit-up sore" from use or overuse, and not from just relaxing. If you have nausea or fever consider abdominal G.I. Problems. So.. If you continue to feel pain see a doctor. When to see a doctor depends on the amount of pain. Now if a lot of pain, in a day or two if moderate to slight pain, and in a week if light pain that won't go away. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Sit ups are great. To really define your abs you need to shed the overlying fat and tone the underlying muscles. Losing fat requires good nutrition and diet. Woman tend to have more fat here than men so losing enough fat to have "6-pack" abs may interfere with the menstrual cycle which is unhealthy. Exercises should work all 3 muslce layers which can be done by changing technique. Stick with it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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