View Full Version : Stomach Exercises??
02-05-2007, 09:58 PM
Does anyone have any good exercises for the stomach area? has anyone tried sit ups? if so have you flared? I walk everyday for around 30- 40mins which is great cause I am losing weight every else except for my belly. i am too scared to try sit ups as at the moment i have been pain free for five weeks now. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated
02-05-2007, 11:28 PM
HI! It sounds like 'trial and error' might be in order. You'd know pretty quickly if it's going to cause a flare or not. I'd start out very slowly to see if you have any problems. Congrats with the weight loss! Good luck! Roxie
02-06-2007, 02:08 AM
I've been doing sit ups. I try to do about a 100 a day. If you can imagine looking at a stomach I got the top part starting to look like a 4 pack but I still got that lower "roll" haha how do I get rid of the lower roll. I'm thinking of buying maybe the 8 minute ab dvd to work out to. I need to be able to have those washboard abs by summer time... Does anyone know how to get rid of the love handles??
If I'm not feeling well and I have alot of pressure on my bladder I usually dont work out. So far I havent had any problems.:dance: Everyone's body is different and you need to find out what your body can handle. But be careful cuz you dont want to put yourself in a flare!!! :smile:
You do not need to do situps to condition your abs area. A better option is doing crunches. You do these by laying on your back and just roll your shoulders a little forward. Your legs can be in various positions to make these exercises easier or more difficult. There are many variations on crunches to exercise your abs muscles. I do a rountine that has about nine exercises in it. Here is a link to get an idea of what I am talking about:
Do a Google search and put together a simple rountine. Start really SLOW because they will feel very easy, but you will definitely feel it the next day. They will seem too easy ... they are not. Stick with it. There are some great books on ABS programs at your local bookstore. Your walking indicates a good fitness level, but be careful these exercises will work your pelvic muscles. If you can get by the initial startup period, the extra pelvic strength will be helpful with IC.
Many sites may show crunches with an exercise ball ... don't try this for at least a year or two ... it is for advanced exercisers.
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