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Doctor insights on: When I Do Sit Ups I Can Feel A Strain In My Legs What Might This Be

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When I do sit ups I can feel a strain in my legs what might this be?

When I do sit ups I can feel a strain in my legs what might this be?

Your hip flexors.: With poor form sit ups work the hip flexors the psaoas muscles try crunches or pilates youll get a better ab work out and leave your hip flexors out of it. ...Read more

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Do you use different muscles when you do leg lifts as compared to doing sit ups?

Do you use different muscles when you do leg lifts as compared to doing sit ups?

Yes: Sit ups work the abs and do not work the legs, leg lifts work the legs predominately, with some ab involvement. ...Read more

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What is a good way to lose weight with leg work and sit-ups?

What is a good way to lose weight with leg work and sit-ups?

Not quite right"?": Really it is not about losing weight per se. Ideal situations increase leaness by: 1. Losing fat. 2. Gaining muscle. Exercise can do both. If you are firm and lean, you will look better and be healthier. ...Read more

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Whole upper right legs feels numb after doing sit ups, and hurts somewhere along upper leg. Had runners knee if that helps. What could cause the pain?

Whole upper right legs feels numb after doing sit ups, and hurts somewhere along upper leg. Had runners knee if that helps. What could cause the pain?

Could be nerve pain: It is best to get this checked out, but it could be nerve pain related to the lateral cutaneous nerve of the thigh. A medical term for this is meralgia paraesthetica. Basically there is a nerve that supplies this part of your leg that can relatively commonly become irritated and then numb. It would be best to see a sports medicine doctor or a neurologist for this condition. ...Read more

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Can neck strain during exercise cause lhermitte's sign (sit ups, push ups, stair climbing).Began w/pulled muscle in lower back&spread to neck.

Can neck strain during exercise cause lhermitte's sign (sit ups, push ups, stair climbing).Began w/pulled muscle in lower back&spread to neck.

Really shouldn't: Understand that lhermitte's sign is a shock-like sensation that radiates to arms and legs during a flexion or forced flexion maneuver of the neck. Classically, this was used to identify ms. It is presently used to commonly identify symptomatic spinal cord compression. So, if you are not having the arm/leg symptoms, this is not lhermitte's sign. If yes, you should consider evaluation by spine md. ...Read more

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Why is it when I do sit ups I have pressure in my intestines?

Why is it when I do sit ups I have pressure in my intestines?

Sit ups: You are correct. The muscles contract and shorten on the abdominal and pelvic contents. This leads to improved abdominal tone and function. ...Read more

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Why might it be that my lower back hurts when I do sit ups on the floor?

Sit Ups: Sit ups can injure the lower back if not performed properly and if you have not conditioned your back muscles. Have a personal trainer evaluate your fitness level and recommend a program for strengthening your trunk. ...Read more

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When I do sit ups my tail bone hurts. Am I doing it wrong or should I use pad?

When I do sit ups my tail bone hurts. Am I doing it wrong or should I use pad?

Use a pad: Situps are very difficult on the tailbone, especially if you are slim and have little padding over that area. Take care of yourself and use a pressure relieving pad! you will feel better, and be more effective in your exercise program with this. ...Read more

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I have such trouble falling asleep at night. What if I do sit-ups and push-ups before bed?

I have such trouble falling asleep at night. What if I do sit-ups and push-ups before bed?

Exercise early!: It is better to exercise earlier in the day, particularly before supper. This will help promote sleep. If you exercise before going to bed, your adrenergic system will be aroused, your body's metabolic rate will be heightened. All of these will interfere with deep, restful sleep! also, do not eat before going to sleep. ...Read more

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