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Avatar m tn I can't help you greatly, but maybe a little...? Are you doing "different" ab exercises? "Abs" aren't just 1 set of muscles (your abs are actually a group of 6 muscles)...so you shouldn't just work them 1 way. It is very good that you are resting at least a day between ab workouts - ALTHOUGH some experts say that abs are the only muscle group that can be worked every day. The rectus abdominis muscle is the one responsible for the "6-pack".
703362 tn?1427769928 We have had quite a few questions lately regarding exercises to target belly fat, so this morning I thought that it might be helpful to post an exercise that works with that region directly. Please do keep in mind that overall weight loss will be the most effective means of slimming this area, but targeted exercises are a great way to tone up the core muscles that are lying just beneath the surface waiting to shine through.
594189 tn?1386920207 It takes some practice to isolate your abs and NOT use your neck to raise yourself, but I taught seniors to do this. The other way to work abs from a chair is to sit back in the chair, once again with your back straight as a board and your bottom toward the edge of the chair. Slowly and with control, raise your legs and lower them. Do not drop them. CONTROL. Just don't over-do any of it. If you work shoulders one day, do arms the next.
Avatar f tn I have 2 favorites in mind: planks and Abdominal Hold. The usage of a timer in these exercises give me an incentive to try and beat my previous attempt or workout. Planks are common to people, but abdominal hold is fairly new to me. It involves you sitting tall on a sturdy chair. Place your hands on the edge with your fingers pointing towards you knees. Tighten your abs, bring your toes 2-4 inches off the foor, and lift your butt off the chair. Hold that position for as long as you can.
Avatar n tn Does anyone know of low impact exercises I can do that won't further cause my left knee pain. I am disabled because of osteoarthritis in my knees and spine. Thanks!
Avatar f tn planks and Abdominal Hold. The usage of a timer in these exercises give me an incentive to try and beat my previous attempt or workout. Planks are common to people, but abdominal hold is fairly new to me. It involves you sitting tall on a sturdy chair. Place your hands on the edge with your fingers pointing towards you knees. Tighten your abs, bring your toes 2-4 inches off the foor, and lift your butt off the chair. Hold that position for as long as you can.
Avatar n tn I think you need to strengthen and build muscles for your lower back and legs a by some exercises such as upper abs half crunches[not lower abs], superman exercise, one leg raise exercise straight, right sided and left sided, squats but with straight back. Stretching is very important if you ask me.
Avatar f tn Every ab workout should include back exercises. Some ab exercises already engage back muscles such as planks or Pilates. Exercises that target the back include the lumbar extension, which involves laying prone on the floor or a ball, and lifting your head and shoulders by using your back muscles. You can have your hands on the floor or ball for support, but don't use them to push. Bird-dog is another effective back exercise.
Avatar f tn Hey guys, I do equestrian vaulting if anyone knows of it and I need to gain core strength.. Anyone know of any good exercises? Also if you have any good butt toning exercises that would be appreciated. xx thanks !
Avatar n tn This is what I posted elsewhere on this website that may help you as well: I am a 43 year old male who had very bad sciatica 3 years ago for 2 months, then mild for another 4 months. I went to the chiro, got xrays, diagnosed with sciatica, spondyliothesis. Got MRI, confirmed the same, and showed disc bulges at L4 and L5 too. I had chiro adjustments for a while. I went once to a back-decompression center, but couldn't afford the $2500 for a month of decompression therapy.
Avatar m tn Hi Sue Glad you're doing well. BTW, my poison ivy has pretty much cleared up dispite continuing the Enbrel. I don't know if there is a limit to the size of these posts, but I'll try to summarize my exercises. I'd love to PM you to exchange AS stories; I just to need to figure out how to "PM". My exercises consist of lower-back exercises I started in 1983 after decompression/fusion surgery for lumbar spinal stenosis combined with AS-exercises recommended by a P.T.
Avatar n tn Then not even doing stretching and lower back strenghtenng exercises to strenghten that part of the body. SO my abs were strong but my lower back was weak. i recommend a nice warm up that gets blood flow and temperature to the trunk are, then doing a lot of cat stretches and back stretches everyday for a week, see how you feel. Also go to an athletic therapist and tell them. About the leg thing I have no idea.
Avatar m tn nebarik, You also could use to do some exercises to strengthen your upper back muscles as well this will help you sit straighter at the computer. where you work do they have an ergonomist? these are people who would make your computer work station better as far as how everything is supposed to be placed, chair, computer, keyboard etc. Also take breaks to stretch is good as well.
Avatar n tn A resistance loop is a large, flat rubber band that slides over your legs. With the resistance loop, sit in a chair and slide the loop up to your thighs and flatten it. Move your legs out to your sides as far as possible. Move your legs back together and repeat. Ball Squat Pulses Place a physioball against the wall with your back against it. This will trap the ball against the wall and your back. Place your feet shoulder-width apart.
Avatar f tn Cardio works large groups of muscles rather than targeting one specific area, and generally burns more calories than exercises targeting a specific area of the body. For even more benefits, try cardiovascular exercises that work your hips and lower body such as cycling, running, jumping on a trampoline or swimming laps. You don't have to buy any special equipment to build muscle in your hips and thighs. Instead, try doing body-weight exercises.
Avatar m tn I've been working out because i wanna gain some muscle but more importantly get toned (esp abs) This is my routine.. Sunday/ Tues/ Thurs - Run about 45 mins and do a few push ups and sit ups - followed by 1 scoop whey protien shake MWF - weight machines - work out everything (chest, shoulder, back, arms, legs, abs) takes about 1.5 hrs at most. - followed by 1.
Avatar n tn should I rest now first OR focus on lower abdomen muscles exercises (the one you lie on your back and raise your legs), I'm not sure what to do as I read that in case this is an injury bcoz of the exercises I used to do then I should rest for few weeks first, or do they mean to take rest of my heavy abs exercises only ? also should I pull abdomen to spine as they advise normally ? Any other advises ? Thank you very much in advance!
Avatar n tn On your lower back, this is what I just posted on this website that helped my sciatica pain down my leg: I am a 43 year old male who had very bad sciatica 3 years ago for 2 months, then mild for another 4 months. I went to the chiro, got xrays, diagnosed with sciatica, spondyliothesis. Got MRI, confirmed the same, and showed disc bulges at L4 and L5 too. I had chiro adjustments for a while.
Avatar f tn I exercise and actually love to workout. But now am unable to do any abs exercises etc where I have to lift my head. I would appreciate if you could help me. Thank you in advance for any advise or insights.
Avatar n tn This may be of help to you. I've posted this elsewhere on this website: I am a 43 year old male who had very bad sciatica 3 years ago for 2 months, then mild for another 4 months. I went to the chiro, got xrays, diagnosed with sciatica, spondyliothesis. Got MRI, confirmed the same, and showed disc bulges at L4 and L5 too. I had chiro adjustments for a while. I went once to a back-decompression center, but couldn't afford the $2500 for a month of decompression therapy.
Avatar n tn I am very athletic and work out 3-4 days a week. lately i have been working a lot on my abs doing different exercises, etc. For 5 days now i have been having this excrutiating pain in my abdominal area right below my left breast. The pain last for about 5 seconds and goes away, then it comes again for another 5 seconds are so. Occasionally i have this fluttering afterwards. They are more like painful sensations and then it goes away..the pain is unbearable.
788392 tn?1249876407 Laying down on back, knees pointing towards ceiling, feet on/near floor, then twist legs/hips to his left side, then return to original position, then to right side, original position again. Repeat a few times. (stretches and relaxes side abs) 4. You sit in chair, he sits on the floor with his back on your lower legs against a pillow. Hold his arms over his head while he sits with his back and stomach upright. Do for a few minutes.
Avatar m tn I am currently trying to lose weight but I also want increase my overall strength and muscle especially in my arms and stomach. What kind of exercises should I look into doing and I am also willing to invest into protien shakes, etc. What would you recommend?
Avatar n tn I also lost weight and strengthened my abs on the ab-roller type bench at the gym, and did back strengthening exercises as well. I think the decompression was the most beneficial thing and helped heal my back. Even though I have read that 80/90% of these sciatica pain issues go away on their own after a few months, I still believe that multiple decompression helps heal and keep spine healthy, so I still do it once before and after my workouts today...3 years later.
Avatar f tn It then felt like it does if you stand and do abdominal tightening exercises ( the kinetic ones, no movement just squeezing and retracting in ur abs as much as u can and holding it for 5-10 sec.). I woke my mother and sister around midnight and we went to hospital. When they examined me I had dilated to 1cm, they then made me walk. I walked about 30 min and the contractions were about 7-8 min apart but harder, more like bad menstral cramps. Then they started coming faster and stronger.
987762 tn?1331031553 so I'm doing this at home. only the ones like twist from side to side, the one for abs... laying on the floor and doing a V with legs and arms. I do some strength ones too... but I have to have both legs down and not go on my toes at all. I do the Hula Hoop one, and I try the bike one, but find that difficult to manage. Coordination isn't that good.. but I find it's helped me do something.. I wasn't getting any excercise at all and I enjoy doing what I can.. I try to last 15 min..
Avatar n tn I've not lost anymore weight (holding at 103) and my bloodwork is the same, so my Dr. says I can continue as long as my bloodwork is stable and weight does not drop below 98 pounds (sheesh at 5 ft 8 I sure hope NOT). He would like me to try to gain 5 pounds, but that I am not to worry if I cannot. Very good that I've been holding my weight stable. He does not want me to take any additional supplements and would also like to see all infections clear and me off antibiotics as well.
Avatar n tn That dimple area seemed to be the starting point for the pain that I had that went down the side (not back) of my leg to my toe (when it was bad, but was only in that dimple to my butt when not so bad). Here is what I posted about my condition at another post on this website that might be of help to you: I am a 43 year old male who had very bad sciatica 3 years ago for 2 months, then mild for another 4 months. I went to the chiro, got xrays, diagnosed with sciatica, spondyliothesis.
Avatar n tn Given that my SI joint is now stable, why is the pain still there? Could it be my hip? Are there any exercises I should be doing?(I am doing some already from my therapist). Should I see a neurologist/neurosurgeon? Thanks you!