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Strained Abdominal Muscle Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Strained Abdominal Muscle.

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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

Muscle does NOT "weigh more" than fat. It is more
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Muscle does NOT "weigh more" than fat. It is more dense. A pound is a pound, whether blood, brain, bone, muscle, or fat. Muscle takes up less space because the cells are closer together. Make sure your food is tracked accurately....  Read more

My butt muscles are sore today. Not a bad sore jus
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My butt muscles are sore today. Not a bad sore just enough to remind you that you have been excerisibg....  Read more

Muscle does NOT "weigh more than fat". It is MORE
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Muscle does NOT "weigh more than fat". It is MORE DENSE: the same weight takes up less space. A pound is a pound, fat or not. That being said, your body may have found its "happy weight". How tall are you? Even at 5'2", my happy weight is about 140....  Read more

Add in some strength training. As you build muscle
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Add in some strength training. As you build muscle, it will help you look slimmer since muscle is more dense than fat (1 lb muscle takes up less space than 1 lb fat). You can lose a clothing size without changing your weight much w/ strength training...  Read more

It was most likely water weight. Muscles hold wate
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It was most likely water weight. Muscles hold water while they repair after workouts. No one can build 5 lbs of muscle in a week....  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