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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 more
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 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! ...Read more
Yes: To tighten ab's: crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge ; “bicycling” exercise on your back. ...Read more
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
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. ...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 more
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
I do crunches exercise to flatten my stomach. Does t affect my health o affect reproductory organs?
Ok, so I'm lying on the floor with my knees up. Exactly what all do I do next for a abdominal crunch?
C below: Knees extended toward ceiling, hands over head the flex abdomen & sit up & touch ur toes by elevating ur chest off the floor. Back down & repeat. Try 2 reach goal of series 15-15-25, with short break between each. If 2 easy, add weight 2 hands. Poor image but girl near wall is close. ...Read more
I was doing too many crunches daily. Now my stomach hurts upper, every time I lay down. Could it be the crunches?
Could be.: If you're saying you went from no abdominal exercise to doing too many crunches, then it could be that your upper abdominal musculature is strained, and stretching them while lying down increases the discomfort. If so, this could really take a week or so to resolve. Stop doing the crunches for now, and if pain persists then see doctor for entertainment of other possibilities. ...Read more
I have loose stomach and I see that doing torso twist and crunches next day make my stomach come out more. Why does it happens. Please I want to know?
I usally wake up from sleep to urinat 1 or 2 time it causes problem to me I usually do crunches and ather abdominal exercice can this cause th problem?
Probably not related: Monitor your fluid intake up to 2 hours before sleep. You might be overhydrated or just consuming too much fluid too close to bedtime. Your urine should be clear to light yellow if you are properly hydrated. (if it is darker, then you are likely dehydrated.) keep a log for one week for when you drink and how much, and the color of your urine in the afternoon and 2 hours before sleep. Good luck. ...Read more
I usually do 500 crunches a day but still don't get properly toned in the stomach area does this mean there's hardened fat or I just gotta work harder?
Over/underlying fat: Crunches just strengthen the central and upper portion of the stomach muscles. First need to look to see if you are exercising all of the components of your abdomen (obliques etc.). Problem often is there is fat being stored overlying the fat or under the abdominal muscles in the omentum of the intestines. This fat is the hardest to lose. ...Read more
What exercise modification of a floor abdominal crunch would you prescribe for an individual who has a bulging cervical disc (s)?
Reverse Crunch: Lie down with head comfortably on towel or small pillow. Bring one knee up to 90 degress, then the other. Press arms into the floor. Tighten stomach and draw knees closer to chest, lifting buttocks if possible. May use object between knees also. Breathe and count with each contraction. Holding breath will aggravate discs. ...Read more
Physical exam: You should see you primary care provider to find out if it is a hernia or a simple separation of the "six pack" muscles without an actual hole, or hernia. The latter is called diastasis recti, and I'm sure you can find photos of this on the internet. Need an exam to find out for sure. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Great question: You can do other exercises which can strengthen your abs, there is a jennifer anniston ab exercise video on you tube, which is a great indirect way to strengthen your ab. ...Read more