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What is the best excercise to tighten abs after having children?

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Dr. John Kayvanfar
Sports Medicine
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Any exercise that simulates like crunching exercise will do.
You lay down on your back, and bend your knees and hips up, and now you raise your head and chest. There is different version of the same exercise. Can do a set of thirty a day.

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Any exercise that simulates like crunching exercise will do.
You lay down on your back, and bend your knees and hips up, and now you raise your head and chest. There is different version of the same exercise. Can do a set of thirty a day.
Dr. John Kayvanfar
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Dr. John Moor
Often people think that sit ups will preferentially burn off abdominal fat. Not true. Sit ups will strengthen stretched out muscles, baby fat needs to be lost before the abdomen will return to normal form.
Saurabh Bajpai
Emergency Medicine

In brief: Weight loss, strengt

Get to ideal body weight which is 100 lbs for first 5 feet tall and then allow 5 more lbs for each inch taller than that for females.
Daily routine is: lie on carpet or pad, place a 3 inch padded tube under your lower back, keep feet raised off of floor, then do 50 sit ups (meaning touch shoulder blades on floor and then flex spine as much as possible, then repeat. That is, move spine, not hips).

In brief: Weight loss, strengt

Get to ideal body weight which is 100 lbs for first 5 feet tall and then allow 5 more lbs for each inch taller than that for females.
Daily routine is: lie on carpet or pad, place a 3 inch padded tube under your lower back, keep feet raised off of floor, then do 50 sit ups (meaning touch shoulder blades on floor and then flex spine as much as possible, then repeat. That is, move spine, not hips).
Saurabh Bajpai
Saurabh Bajpai
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