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Doctor insights on: Toning Your Abs By Walking

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Dr. Janice Alexander
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Walking (Definition)

Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more


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Do running, brisk walking and doing sit ups also exercise the pubococcygeus muscles in men?

Do running, brisk walking and doing sit ups also exercise the pubococcygeus muscles in men?

Probably not: Those exercises are good for your body and overall health. There might be some indirect effects on your pubococcygeus. Not sure why you think you need to exercise your pubococcygeus. ...Read more

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Will I be able to lose weight and gain muscle by doing dumbbell excercises and running 2 miles a day?

Will I be able to lose weight and gain muscle by doing dumbbell excercises and running 2 miles a day?

If you eat properly: Cardio and weight training can help you lose weight, but only if coupled with proper nutrition and appropriate caloric intake to allow safe fat loss and muscle building. A fitness instructor and nutritionist could work with you and develop a plan best for your specific needs, in conjunction with your regular physician's clearance and input. ...Read more

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How can I get a sixpack by doing swimming, specific abs exercises and changing my diet?

How can I get a sixpack by doing swimming, specific abs exercises and changing my diet?

Sounds perfect: Go at it as hard as you can. Eat only to satisfy hunger, and stay hungry as much as you can, eating plenty of protein. Swimming is great exercise, and some resistance abs exercises (have you done cable crunches?) should be part of your workout. ...Read more

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Walking on your toes - can doing this exercise get you toned legs?

Walking on your toes - can doing this exercise get you toned legs?

Moving the leg in : Both directions would tone the legs better not just "plantarlexion" or moving the foot downward. Walking on the toes is similiar to walking in high heel. Definition is seen but excercising the muscle will bring out more definition. ...Read more

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Will doing situp and others abs exercise reduce tummy fat and build six packs as well?

Will doing situp and others abs exercise reduce tummy fat and build six packs as well?

Yes: Try planks. You hold yourself as if you were going to do push ups but don't go down. Hold as long as you can, then you can work on side planks to define the obliques. ...Read more

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Are crunches and situps the best core exercises or am i better off doing a variety of core exercises?

Are crunches and situps the best core exercises or am i better off doing a variety of core exercises?

Cardio Mix: If you have adipose tissue that you'd like to lose then consider an increase in cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up! ...Read more

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Will I lose body fat more by performing my aerobic workouts at a low intensity?

Will I lose body fat more by performing my aerobic workouts at a low intensity?

Yes & No depends: Keeping your heart rate between 120 & 160 keeps u generally in a fat burning zone.Intensity is part of 3 others that need to b looked at in the acronym fit: frequency, intensity&time.Adjusting these does diff things for diff people.U r doing very well when u look at exercise as a way of controlling wt loss/gain.Keep up the hard work eat right & drink atleast 64oz's of at rest water/day. ...Read more

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Can i workout by doing chest exercises to improve pigeon chest?

No: At your age you will not alter the shape of the chest but depending on your muscle mass size you may end up minimizing the appearance of your sternum. ...Read more

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Can an endomorph build muscle by only doing body weight excersizes? Such as push ups, pull ups, sit ups etc.

Can an endomorph build muscle by only doing body weight excersizes? Such as push ups, pull ups, sit ups etc.

Yes: But your muscle growth is limited with only body weight exercises. Resistance training with heavier weights will grow your muscles larger. ...Read more

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Do bicycle crunches and sit-ups actually burn fat or only enhance your muscles?

Do bicycle crunches and sit-ups actually burn fat or only enhance your muscles?

Multiple benefits: Sit-ups take some energy to do and that means you use calories. If you use more calories than you take in, you will "burn fat." it's that simple. Crunches and sit-ups selectively enhance abdominal muscles and increased muscle mass means you use more calories than say an equivalent amount of fatty muscle. So do sit-ups if you a) want six packs and b) need to burn more fat. ...Read more

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Could lifting weights count as strength training, or is doing squats, crunches, kickbacks, etc strength training?

Could lifting weights count as strength training, or is doing squats, crunches, kickbacks, etc strength training?

Strength training: Training your muscles for increased strength and endurance should be a gradual process to avoid injuries. Lifting your own body weight such as in pushups, pullups, squats, lunges has similar benefit for staying fit. A good healthy diet plan is a must. Avoid junk calories and focus on nutrition with veggies and fruits. Stay regular and consistent. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can going running tone your entire body?

Can going running tone your entire body?

Yes: As long as your knees are in good shape, running will help tone your arms and legs, as well as your core. ...Read more

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How to tone and slim down calves? I'm already doing 100 squats, 100 sit ups and 10 abdominal crunches per day to tone and slim down rest of body.

How to tone and slim down calves? I'm already doing 100 squats, 100 sit ups and 10 abdominal crunches per day to tone and slim down rest of body.

Calf raises?: Calf raises are simply raising up onto your toes - done repeatedly. You can get more bang for the buck by carefully doing these on a raised surface so that your heels drop down further and make your calves work harder. Lgromkomd. ...Read more

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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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