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Doctor insights on: How To Do Jackknife Sit Ups

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How to train to do sit ups (read)?

Many sites are: Devoted to this. Just go to youtube.com and type in sit ups, search wise. You'll find hundreds of videos. ...Read more

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Help please? How many calories do sit ups burn?

Help please? How many calories do sit ups burn?

Depends!: How many sit-ups., 1 or 1000? It also depends on your weight. Here's a great tool to calculate the calories burned based on the activity, time spent and your current weight: http://www.prohealth.com/weightloss/tools/exercise/calculator1_2.cfm ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many sit ups should I do a day to get ripped abs ?

Can you let me know how many sit ups should I do a day to get ripped abs ?

Reduce body fat: Definition has more to do with having very little bodyfat, no more on your trunk than on the back of your hand. This has little to do with working particular muscle groups. You know this already, and you may also discover that working abs against the strongest possible resistance, as at a pulldown station, may increase their size & hardness more than a great number of reps. Glad you are doing this. ...Read more

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What happens if I do sit ups/ push ups daily will I get toned?

What happens if I do sit ups/ push ups daily will I get toned?

Yes: In general terms, regular exercise, such as sit ups and push ups, will eventually lead to improved muscle strength and tone. ...Read more

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Help! i can't do push ups nor sit ups because of my elbow. What workouts can I do instead?

Help! i can't do push ups nor sit ups because of my elbow. What workouts can I do instead?

Joint inflammation: Damage to the joint soft tissue or cartilage can cause pain and inflammation start 1 lb and 2lb weights to strengthbiceps triceps and shoulder flexor muscles. ...Read more

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How do I do push ups correctly?

See Video: I would refer to this youtube video. The only point i would add is that if you have any shoulder problems, i would only bring your elbows just shy of 90 degrees to the floor. http://youtu.be/uwofk_u1i30. ...Read more

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How do I know exactly what do sit ups target?

How do I know exactly what do sit ups target?

Muscle.: Sit-ups target strengthening of the rectus adbominis muscle. They can also recruit the abdominal oblique muscles, which are off to either side of the rectus abdominis. ...Read more

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How can I do a handstand push up?

How can I do a handstand push up?

A lot of practice: And some strong shoulders. Realize a handstand pushup is really an inverted military press. So unless you can shoulder press your own body weight a handstand push up will be all but impossible. But if you work on your shoulder(deltoid) strength and your balance(though you can always use a wall), this will be a good start. ...Read more

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How do you lose your stomach is it by doing sit ups or jumping jacks ?

How do you lose your stomach is it by doing sit ups or jumping jacks ?

Diet: The biggest factor in reducing abdominal fat is controlling your diet. After that consistent exercise 3-4 times a week for 30-45 minutes is important. No specific exercise will specifically reduce abdominal fat. ...Read more

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How do I motivate myself to go to my exercise classes each day?

How do I motivate myself to go to my exercise classes each day?

Just get to the gym: Don't think about how much effort exercising will take. Just think about getting to the parking lot. Once you're there you're very unlikely to turn around and go back home. Think about how good you'll feel after your class and about other reasons that you want to be fit. What kinds of things do you do that would be impossible or hard if you weren't fit? Is there anything you like about your class? ...Read more

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Can you do sit ups and push ups with scoliosis?

Can you do sit ups and push ups with scoliosis?

Absolutely: Scoliosis usually doesn't change your level of activity. In fact it's probably very good for your back to do core strengthening such a sit ups and pushups. ...Read more

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How much push ups should I do in a day?

Depends: Do you want to be in the guinness book of world records? Or do you just want to be fit? There is no requirement to do any, so you can start from there and work your way up. Seems like you might do 20 or so a few times a day.. ...Read more

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What can I do to ease my Crohn's flare ups before they progress too far?

What can I do to ease my Crohn's flare ups before they progress too far?

Communicate with GI: If you have been diagnosed with crohn's, you need a good gastroenterologist to reduce flares, avoid systemic consequences, survey for dysplasia, & maintain remission. In choosing a GI specialist, find one with whom you feel comfortable fielding such questions as above. Discuss frankly options (step-up versus top-down therapy). Avoid precipitants of flares (medical noncompliance, tobacco, nsaid's. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many push ups do I have to do in order to lose fat on my chest?

Wrong question: Doing push ups will increase the strength and size of chest and shoulder muscles. If done with proper form it is also great for core strength. Push-ups will not, however, remove fat from your chest. Look closely at your diet and make necessary changes to help you lose fat. Yes, do push ups with proper form too, but that is only part of the plan. ...Read more

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How to build strength to do pull ups? I can't even do one pull up an I don't know how to increase strength to do it?

How to build strength to do pull ups? I can't even do one pull up an I don't know how to increase strength to do it?

Start slowly: Pull-ups are a difficult and complex exercise. I would start by doing push-ups - once you can do 20-30 regular pushups (not "girl" push ups) then start working on "diamond" push ups (put your hands close together on the floor so the fingers make a diamond). Build up on how many of those you can do. Then move to supported pull-ups (with a chair underneath your feet). Keep working at it! ...Read more

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How to know what exercises can I do to prevent pain when jogging?

How to know what exercises can I do to prevent pain when jogging?

Where is the pain?: I recommend seeing a physical therapist or your family doctor and ask for referral to physical therapy. They can most often help you. ...Read more

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How many sit ups does it take to burn 100 calories?

How many sit ups does it take to burn 100 calories?

Variable.: According to fitness partner a 150-lb. Person burns around 9 calories/ minute doing sit-ups. Doing 100 sit-ups will burn about 15 to 30 calories. So i think the math would figure out to around 330 to 700 sit ups depending on gender, weight, intensity etc. ...Read more