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Doctor insights on: Stomach Crunches

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How can you properly do a stomach crunch?

How can you properly do a stomach crunch?

Avoid them: Actually, stomach crunches have been shown to not be an effective exercise in toning abdominal muscles. Research some alternatives.

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Do stomach crunches hurt fibroids?

Do stomach crunches hurt fibroids?

No: You cannot do anything to fibroids with regular exercises, except in very unusual situations.

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I get loose motions after stomach crunches exercise. Is this normal?

I get loose motions after stomach crunches exercise. Is this normal?

Exercise diarrhea: It is not likely that the stomach crunches cause diarrhea/loose bms (unless there is a small hernia somewhere), but abdominal exercise could certainly accelerate bowel peristalsis if the stools are already loose. This would be my guess as to what's happening in you. If it lasts less than a week, I wouldn't worry. If more than a week, consult a physician.

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What's the best way to lose excess tummy fat, which exercise: I am doing sit ups and stomach crunches?

What's the best way to lose excess tummy fat, which exercise: I am doing sit ups and stomach crunches?

Abdominal exercise: While sit-ups can increase abdominal muscle mass they will only minimially help you loose stomach fat, if any. To loose 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 loose weight, and over time the adipose will decrease in many areas of your body (stomach included).

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My abdominal muscles jerk involuntarily (almost like doing stomach crunches). Neurologist has run numerous tests and everything came back normal so diagnosed with spinal myoclonus. Second opinion?

My abdominal muscles jerk involuntarily (almost like doing stomach crunches). Neurologist has run numerous tests and everything came back normal so diagnosed with spinal myoclonus. Second opinion?

Myoclonus: You have an unusual syndrome! If this is caused by spinal myoclonus, you should have an MRI of your thoracic and lumbar spine to evaluate for spinal cord problems as the cause. In many people, no definitive cause is found.

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My lowest sacrum bone sticks out and I can feel it it is like a ball, it that bad, and should I talk to a doctor? I can not do correct stomach crunches or roll on my back, I have to lean sideways in order to not feel discomfort.

My lowest sacrum bone sticks out and I can feel it it is like a ball, it that bad, and should I talk to a doctor? I can not do correct stomach crunches or roll on my back, I have to lean sideways in order to not feel discomfort.

The: The bottom of the sacrum is called the tail bone or coccyx. Sometimes people are born with them sticking out or sometimes they stick out after an injury (fracture). In severe cases the coccyx can be removed. I would discuss this with your primary care doctor. Good luck!

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Ar there any other ways too work your stomach besides crunches?

Ar there any other ways too work your stomach besides crunches?

Yes: To tighten ab's: crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge ; “bicycling” exercise on your back.

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How long will it take for me to get a flat stomach when doing crunches?

How long will it take for me to get a flat stomach when doing crunches?

Can't predict that.: Your total body fat- plays a major role here. Exercise alone will not normally give you flat abs. For a flat abdomen eat healthfully ; be physically active. Calories burned must > calories consumed. To tighten ab's do crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge ; “bicycling” exercise on your back. Engage in regular aerobic exercise

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I have a pain in my stomach while doing crunches. What does it indicates?

I have a pain in my stomach while doing crunches. What does it indicates?

Muscle pain: Your abdominal muscles are being stretched by doing the crunchies. Keep up the good work.

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Why is it when I do crunches my stomach bulges?

Why is it when I do crunches my stomach bulges?

Ventral hernia: If it bulges down the middle (north to south), it's a ventral hernia. Very common, typically not painful.

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How might you make your stomach flat without doing crunches?

How might you make your stomach flat without doing crunches?

More muscle less fat: Even the most toned abdominal muscles will not reveal the abdomen you want if they are buried under a beer gut. Decreasing body fat is a key component of washboard abs. That said, anything that strengthens your core (sit ups, crunches, leg lifts, torsion, etc) all play a role in building those muscles. If you don't want crunches try swimming or other whole body exercises.

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Pain in lower abdomen. Mostly right below my belly button to the left and worse when I bend or crunch my stomach. Feels bruised when I press.

Abdominal Pain: Abdominal pain can be due to various causes. They can be simple muscle pain to something more serious. If the pain is not very severe, or has not been present for more than few hours to days, I would observe. However, if pain is very severe or progressive, associated with fever, chill, bleeding, etc., you will need to see your physician.

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What are abdominal crunches?

What are abdominal crunches?

Abdominal exercise: They're exercise your rectus abdominis and obliques. Begins with lying face up on the floor with knees bent. Then curl the shoulders towards the pelvis. The hands can be behind or beside the neck or crossed over the chest. Injury can be caused by pushing against the head or neck with hands. Http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/healthy-living/fitness/multimedia/abdominal-crunch/vid-20084664

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Will doing crunches make me loss weight in my stomach area?

Will doing crunches make me loss weight in my stomach area?

No: Crunches: cannot cause selective weight loss, however, the abdominal area can look better and the back supported better because of improved rectus abdominus muscle tone.

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Is it true crunches can cause your stomach to have a pooch? If so how to work out ur stomach?

Is it true crunches can cause your stomach to have a pooch? If so how to work out ur stomach?

Cardio Mix: While sit-ups can increase abdominal muscle mass they will only minimially help you lose 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 loose weight, and over time the adipose will decrease in many areas of your body (stomach included).

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Rare condition that causes the center of my abdomen to puff up or bulge. It is about the size of a hot dog bun. No pain. Happens during crunches?

Rare condition that causes the center of my abdomen to puff up or bulge. It is about the size of a hot dog bun. No pain. Happens during crunches?

Diastasis Rectii: The rectus abdominis ("6-pack")muscles are normally fused in the midline. If they separate from one another, a tent-shaped protrusion is evident in the midline when contracting these muscles. The strong (but thin) tissue that envelopes these muscles, called fascia, remains intact; therefore, there is no hole (like a hernia) and surgery is not necessary. Great description!

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Why does my stomach feel full or bloated after doing crunches?

Why does my stomach feel full or bloated after doing crunches?

Vague: Could be when you do the crunches, how you do them- if correctly done, your body type, what and when you last ate or drank liquids, etc. Try different times and positions

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I have abdominal pain after crunches. What can I do to soothe the pain?

I have abdominal pain after crunches. What can I do to soothe the pain?

Keep it simple: For acute muscle discomfort, ice and anti inflammatory meds will work (not tylenol (acetaminophen).) if it's more chronic, apply heat, and take it easy. Skip a day or four to give your abs time to rebound.