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Questions tagged [abdominals]

The abdomen (less formally called the belly, stomach, or tummy), in vertebrates such as mammals, constitutes the part of the body between the thorax (chest) and pelvis.

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Science of abdomen [on hold]

It is pretty much agreed by everyone that the shape abdominal muscles is genetic. What does science have to say about that?
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I want to check whether my workout plan is right

I have started a workout routine around 2 months ago and it goes something like this: First day: pushups (currently 2 sets of 20) chest stretches (currently at 2 sets of 50) bench dips (currently ...
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Train upper and lower Abs

Is it useful/recommended to train upper and lower abs in the same workout routine. For example use crunches (which seem to focus more on upper abs) and leg raises (which seem to focus more on lower ...
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How do I add weight to ab exercises?

The question is lucid enough. How do I add weights to ab exercises like bicycle crunches, abdominal crunches, cross arm crunches and other main ab home workouts. Note - I do my exercises at home, so ...
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Does exercising your abs make is stronger?

I get the fact that exercising your arms, legs and others make it stronger but when I exercise my abs, I don't feel like it makes it stronger. Because when I'm done exercising, I feel like it makes my ...
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Train Calfs and Abs weight- or repetition-based?

I'm doing one-legged standing calf raises and crunches in my workout routine. A lot of people talk about training these two muscle groups (calfs and abs) specifically based on repetition, therefor ...
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Is the stomach vacuum only exercise to strengthen the inner abdominals?

I wanted exercises to improve the deep abdominal muscles and I only know of stomach vacuum.Are there any alternatives?Also my inner abs and lower abs are quite weak and I have had inguinal hernia in ...
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No Pain when training abs [duplicate]

After the first two times I trained abs I had pain for weeks, but since then I haven't encountered any noticeable muscle pain. Do I need to stimulate the pain/ache sensation to get abs or will they ...
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Is my plan a good plan?

I plan to do interval training for running a 5K. I also plan on doing back and abdominal exercises but slowly because of previous experiences: Chronic muscle pain Several years ago, I made serious ...
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Abs with lower fat better results

I lose body fat cutting my meals.I see that my abs seems more.I can't say is strong but more showable.What I came here to ask is ,if I cut food,only vegetables and fruits and salads,will my abs ...
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Is it possible/useful to create core soreness?

I workout my core and my abs everyday for a year now and, even on heavy workout days I have never experienced core soreness. To be complete, I have felt abs soreness for a couple of minutes, but ...
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I can't do curl ups without someone holding my feet down?

I'm 14 years old, and throughout the multiple tests we've had to do in gym, I am never able to do a curl up without automatic form break. My lower back doesn't go up and my arms move causing the form-...
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Define the upper abs only workouts-low body fat

I want to define the upper abs, I am interested only in workout programs. My food intake is ok but I do not think I am doing proper a workout; I don't have much bodyfat and I want to focus only on ...
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Can an intense core/abs workout gives you diarrhea?

I follow a pretty intense core/abs workout since 15 days and I have diarrhea since 12-13 days, can it be linked? I mean, does such kind of workout compress so much the bowel that it 'liquify' its '...
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Abdominal role in squats

Many people, websites,videos and wikipedia imply that squats, specially weighted squats train the abdominal muscles. But squatting without contracting my belly makes it that the abdominal pressure ...
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Time per workouts using ab wheel for bigger abs workout

What are the workouts that will give me results using only an ab wheel. How much time should it be good to make them huge? I can do all day, I eat healthily but what I want is really to focus only to ...
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How should I integrate 5K training with bodyweight exercises?

I have found a C25K plan that is 100% interval training with full runs only during the last few weeks. However, I don’t just want to be able to run a 5k. I also want to eventually get 6 pack abs so I ...
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Dedicate one whole day for abs

I work out three days a week, two times per day (very early and very late in the day), just because I like it (I don't have a massive body, but literally working out makes me feel good so I go there ...
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Bigger abs at home

i would like to do my abs bigger.I want better workouts at home because i think this is my problem,even i have seen a lot nothing helpful.I have wheel ab too.I want to increase my abs i want bigger....
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The visible results on abs small or big

I am doing abs and I wonder how will be in future if I still workout.Specific to topic,4pack, 6 pack,8 pack is caused by genetics.The issue is I see some guys have visible small abs 4 pack and others ...
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Wheel ab workout equipment

I am considering buying an ab wheel. Will exercising with it make my abs look stronger and more apparent? I'm not sure if an ab wheel will have a substantial effect on my abs in a short time. Lower ...
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Device to train abs while sitting

I was looking today and I saw that there is a device to train abs without exercising. I'd like to know if should I buy something like this to strengthen and define my abs? I have a normal body fat ...
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Situps are being a pain even though my abs aren't sore anymore [closed]

TLDR at the bottom So whenever I attempt to do a situp it is absurdly difficult for me. With my legs straight instead of bent it is slightly easier but still difficult. However 2 weeks ago on ...
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Pain in Back after lifting body [closed]

I was doing decline bench press with dumb bells, and after exercise i put dumbbell on my chest and tried to lift my body but middle back felt pain middle of thoracic , my body was not lifted enough ...
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Dislocated left shoulder, which core exercises are safe?

TL;DR I dislocated my left shoulder a month ago and it is slowly healing. Which exercises are safe to build my abs, chest and back? I have dislocated my left shoulder a month ago. It is no longer ...
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Small equipments for abs

I want to build my abs. I am eating well, and I wonder if there is a piece of small equipment that could be helpful for me to build abs.
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Exercises for Abs (Chronic Neck Pain)

I have a chronic neck pain that is always in my left lower neck/shoulder area (left trap). Doing standard core workouts (i.e. situps, crunches, oblique crunches) intensify that pain to the point I ...
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Reduce my stomach area [duplicate]

I do lot of cardio and my fat layer is lot reduced but i can see my belly is still big and not reducing. Please tell me the best way to reduce my belly, like cardio, weight lifting or what? I goto gym ...
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Focus on 1 muscle group or not

I am thinking of building some muscle to help burn off the excess fat on my body. Of every part of my body, my abdomen has the most fat. So, I was thinking of focusing on my abs and obliques. But I ...
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Abdominal exercise through menstrual cramps or stop?

This is 1 question that has always been in my head ever since I started trying to go from fat and obese to muscular and healthy weight. If my abs are sore or down and outright in pain, I will not do ...
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Putting weight on stomach

Does putting weight on stomach and then hardening abs, helps in building abs? was doing some excercise in which i had to keep weight on my stomach before carrying with hands.
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Influence of breathing on posture (NOT posture on breathing)

To maintain a good posture during sitting or standing still, one has to use spinal and abdominal muscles (in a perfectly healthy individual it is supposed to happen unconsciously) quite a lot. ...
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How to Train Abs?

This came up in another question here - we had a little debate about the efficacy of crunches vs planks, etc. So, in short, what is the best way to train your abs without risking your spine too much ...
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If the main part in getting “six pack abs” is removing fat, why don't we see people during famine have “six-packs”?

According to the answers to this other question and this other question, the most important thing in getting "six packs abs" seems to be removing the fat around the stomach. In fact the answers ...
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Help and Tips needing for workout plan

I am currently 15 years old. I am 6' tall and I weigh 157 pounds. I am not fat however I am not comfortable with my shirt off because of my unappealing, "skinny-fat" stomach and chest. My goal is to ...
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Effectiveness of Abdominal Vacuum [duplicate]

How effective is the Abdominal Vacuum? I like the exercise because I can do it anywhere, sitting on a chair, walking, sitting in bus, but I don't feel any pain like I do in other muscles after ...
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abs at home workouts-diet

I have watched a lot of videos on YouTube and have searched on Google but I am disappointed because my abs aren't as defined as I think they should be. My food intake is good, I have cut out sugar and ...
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Any advantages of using a Power Plate for planks?

My gym instructor told me that doing planks with elbows on the vibrating Power Plate gives better results than a normal plank on the floor... Does anyone know if there's some truth to it or is it just ...
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Do crunches actually increase belly size?

Crunches is the go-to exercise for people wishing to reduce the belly. But wouldn't training the belly muscles actually increase the belly size? Given the fact that fat spot reduction is a myth, ...
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Lower abs not hurting

I am doing excercise cruches for abs but my upper and near chest only hurt while lower down I don't see any effect at all. Why is this are abs are worked out separately for lower middle and upper ? ...
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training abs every day, several times a day

It's all about body fat we all know it that about abs.I have heard much methods but I am curious about "no stop abs workouts". I plan on lots of abs training everyday (and good nutritional food). My ...
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I workout everyday. Weightlifting in the morning and crossfit after work and I never take a rest day

I don't ever feel sore though. I'm afraid that I'm not seeing the gains and muscle definition I want too because of these training style. I should have abs, but don't see them. And before anyone says ...
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Purpose of rectus abdominis training

It looks like the rectus abdominis plays a role in posture and contributes a bit towards increasing intra-abdominal pressure (IAP). Also, it is used for trunk/lumbar flexion as well. However, what ...
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What happens when someone does too many crunches? [duplicate]

If someone basically only do crunches (or other exercises with a similar contraction) for his abs (many people seem to be in this group), what would be the result? Would this be unhealthy? Should I ...
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Can I get abs without losing muscle in other parts of my body?

I'm a pretty healthy 22 year old who has started eating better. I've been working out and being active for about 5 years, I weight 192 lbs and am 6'3''. I've decided that I want to get more defined ...
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Am I doing abs workout right and how should I check my progress?

I am doing abs workout (7 minute app workout 1-2 per day) for "that slightly muscular sexy abs" for 2 month now, but I don't really see any visual progress and this makes me really sad =( Should I ...
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Do planks tighten up hip flexors? (Back pain when doing core exercises)

So I have really tight hip flexors and weak glutes, abductors and abs. I've been trying to fix this problem by working my glutes, hamstrings and abductors but I want to slowly start doing ab ...
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Tips and tricks for abs [duplicate]

I'm new to this and am looking for a good way to get abs. Does anybody know some fast exercises that could help me?
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abs visible but there arent horizontal lines [duplicate]

Hello my abs are seemed but I think I haven't created good.What I mean if you look me you can see that my abs are visible but I haven't created horizontal lines.I have the vertical between that ...
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What is the best gym routine for Indians to get flat stomach.? [duplicate]

We Indians are very crazy about food though we know that can affect our body. I want to know what will be the best diet and gym routine for Indians to get good muscles and flat stomach. There are ...