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Strained Abdominal Muscle Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Strained Abdominal Muscle.

6 Exercises to Rebuild Your Core after Pregnancy

After pregnancy, you're probably eager to get your post-baby body back in shape. But before you jump in to your usual ab workouts, there are some special considerations that new moms need to take into account. Some postpartum women may notic...  Read more

Exercising with Lower Back Pain

It’s a common problem for many who exercise. It makes everyday activity difficult, and scares a lot of people away from any physical activity. It’s lower back pain. For those of you who suffer from it, there is hope.  While there...  Read more

Fight IBS with Fitness

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a condition that's not always discussed openly, but is surprisingly common. Recent estimates state that 10% to 15% of the general population experiences uncomfortable and painful IBS symptoms like cramping, abdom...  Read more

Concentrate On Your Core

Whenever you walk or run, your core muscles are active, keeping you upright, balancing your body as your weight shifts, and absorbing the impact as your feet hit the ground. Your body’s core forms the foundation of all your movement. If you...  Read more

Bouncing Back into Shape after Baby

Now that your baby has finally arrived, your life will never be the same. Your body has gone through some major changes, too—and will continue to do so in the coming months. When you're feeling ready (and after your doctor gives you cl...  Read more

Abdominal soreness
Updated 7/10/2014 9:01:13 PM

I've started to actually work my abs with Coach Nicole's 15 min abs workout. I feel some soreness in the lower portion, but mostly its in the muscles right where my ribs meet. They're really sore, tender to the touch. I'm just wondering if that becau...  Read more

Pulled muscle
Updated 6/26/2014 1:19:00 AM

Hi there! I pulled a muscle on the inside of my leg yesterday. Applied heat and did some gentle stretching. It's still a little sore this morning and I'm wondering if I should still do my workout. My plan was to modify Coach Nicole's seated cardio...  Read more

I can ride 8 miles and walk 4 without much strain
Updated 6/21/2014 9:48:02 PM

walking: 4 miles biking: 8 miles DVD kickbox workout: 40 minutes. Flexibility and agility is back like before. Lost 3 pounds in a two weeks Am happy and looking good. Got over a bout of Asthma. Feel great!!!...  Read more

Is it normal to still have aching muscles
Updated 6/7/2014 1:42:10 PM

2 days after a mat pilates workout? I did lots of pushup style exercises on Tuesday and my shoulders and arms are still aching on Thursday! I didn't feel up for more pilates today so I just went for a gentle walk today. Should I have pushed thr...  Read more

Gaining muscle while eating at a deficit
Updated 6/7/2014 10:14:11 AM

I'm a 55 year old woman who has been dedicated to exercise and healthy eating for almost exactly 2 years now. My start weight was 230, current weight is 181 pounds. Height 5' 7. I've only lost about 6 pounds since last year at this time. But I'm dow...  Read more

Driving away your belly

I have found that what appears to be a lot of belly fat is partly lack of muscle tone in the abdominal region. For me, this is due to having had two children and a hysterectomy.I drive a city transit bus for a living, and I have been working on my a...  Read more

When you lift or pick something up, tighten your abdominal muscles

Tightening/pulling in/tensing your abdominal/stomach muscles will help support your lower back when you are picking up an object. This will help protect your lower back and help prevent a back strain. You still need to properly lift items using you...  Read more

Iron Maidens

Inspiration for women focused on increasing lean muscle mass and lowering body fat through strength training and having FUN doing it. Some come on aboard and join up with us. You will not regret it!...  Read more

8 Exercises to a Stronger Core

A strong core not only allows us to have the flat belly many of us desire, but it also helps with our posture. By developing a strong core, you may also find your cardio activities, such as running and swimming to be a tad easier. But remember doin...  Read more

Win the Battle of the 'Menopause Belly' Bulge

Editor's Note: Cathy Cram, M.S., is the resident maternal fitness expert on our sister site, BabyFit.com. She writes a monthly series on menopause health and fitness. By Cathy Cram, M.S. One of the first changes many postmenopausal women not...  Read more