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No: You cannot do anything to fibroids with regular exercises, except in very unusual situations. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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.
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 ...Read more
Muscle pain: Your abdominal muscles are being stretched by doing the crunchies.Keep up the good work. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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 ...Read more
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). ...Read more
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! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 ...Read more
No set number: The more you do the better. You might only be able to do 20 today but 50 in a month. The more you work them out the more you should be able to do. Don't put all of your ab exercise energy into crunches though. Combine it with leg raises, obliques, and other abdominal exercises to work out all your abs. ...Read more
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