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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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). ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more