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Doctor insights on: How To Do Jackknife Sit Ups

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Is sit ups good exercise?

Is sit ups good exercise?

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 more

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What are the best type of sit ups?

What are the best type of sit ups?

Only one type: Lie down, stick your legs under something heavy like a chair etc. And sit up/lie down repeatedly. ...Read more

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Will doing sit ups remove the rolls of fat on my back?

May be not: Fat loss is not selective. It would be best to ensure that calorie burn exceeds calorie intake, start both aerobic activity with weight lifting and the sit ups can be part of your exercise regimen. ...Read more

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Will doin sit ups damage my insides where i had a section?

Will doin sit ups damage my insides where i had a section?

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

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What causes your back to pop and grind while doing sit ups?

What causes your back to pop and grind while doing sit ups?

Stretching back: Sometimes the lack of stretching of back and spine can produce these pop sounds while doing sit-ups. Check with a physical therapist or a trainer to make sure you are doing the exercise properly without putting stress on your back. ...Read more

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Please describe a good exercise for your back to go with sit ups?

Please describe a good exercise for your back to go with sit ups?

Try this: The best exercises for low back are gentle core strengthening exercises. A great program for this can be found at www.therehabzone.com ...Read more

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I have had a postiria and antiria repair and tvt when can I start exercising and doing sit ups?

I have had a postiria and antiria repair and tvt when can I start exercising and doing sit ups?

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

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19, female. Did nothing yesterday just relaxed woke up today and feel like i did sit ups all day yesterday.

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 more

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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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Could I get really nice abs from sit-ups?

Could I get really nice abs from sit-ups?

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 more

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