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Can the plank exercise really work as far as toning your abs?

Can the plank exercise really work as far as toning your abs?

It Can: Consult with a personal trainer. They will be able to help alter your exercise routine to focus on your personal goals. They also will be able to progress your current routine to make it more difficult. If the plank exercise is becoming too easy for you, a personal trainer will be abel to teach you other variations of the exercise. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more


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What is segel exercise?

What is segel exercise?

KEGEL exercises: These are pelvic floor exercises. You tighten and relax the muscles to build strength. Usually used to treat urinaty incontinence in women and premature ejaculation in men. ...Read more

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What types of exercise emulates rowing?

What types of exercise emulates rowing?

Rowing exercises: Rowing typically recruits the muscles of the latissimus dorsi, biceps brachii, and forearm flexors. Apart from machines that actually emulate rowing, exercises that most-accurately replicate the recruitment of the aforementioned muscle groups include: 1) pull-ups, 2) bent-over rows, and 3) close grip lat pulls. Using relatively lighter weights and higher reps can help emulate the act of rowing. ...Read more

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What exercise for a heamorrhoid person?

Do what you can!: In general, there is no reason to restrict exercise unless it causes pain. Exertion all activity can bring on increased symptoms from hemorrhoids but the pain will not be long lasting. ...Read more

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Im 52 what kind exercise should I be doing?

Im 52 what kind exercise should I be doing?

It depends: Exercise is good. You must have some kind of goal to determine the type of exercise. ...Read more

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Is it ok to exercise barefooted?

Is it ok to exercise barefooted?

Kind of: You can exercise barefoot, but remember you may be prone to injuries to you feet/ankle as barefoot gives you no stability of the joints. ...Read more

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How would perform kapalabhati exercise?

How would   perform kapalabhati exercise?

By doing...: Kapalbhati pranayama is a type of breathing exercise that helps you rid of various ailments over a period of time. "kapal" means forehead and "bhati" means shining. Eventually, kapabhati should bring about a glow on the face of the practitioner. Kapalabhati is done in a sitting posture. Focus on "exhaling". Inhale as normal. Exhale and simultaneously contract the abdomen muscles with each exhale! ...Read more