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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

Does anyone else have sore thigh muscles when doin
Updated 12/13/2014 6:24:40 PM

Does anyone else have sore thigh muscles when doing cardio? After the first 5 min or so my thighs hurt so badly that I can barely power through 15-20 min. This happens on the treadmill. Even more on the elliptical. Any ideas?...  Read more

added muscle
Updated 12/10/2014 6:09:23 AM

I understand that my weight gain is from muscle. My question is how long does it take for the muscle to show the weight loss. i have been at this for almost a year and really not seeing to much progress....  Read more

Body weight exercises that work mult. muscles?
Updated 11/25/2014 9:13:19 PM

With my limited time I'm trying to find some good body weight exercises that work multiple muscle groups. Any ideas? Thanks in advance!...  Read more

Walking and building muscle?
Updated 11/23/2014 7:15:24 PM

You always see walkers or runners with really lean, toned, muscular legs. But people always say that cardiovascular activities don't really do anything to build muscle. I'm confused because when you are sore from a day of walking, didn't you work the...  Read more

Muscle building
Updated 11/21/2014 11:29:28 PM

The question comes from one of the trivia questions that I always have trouble with. In building muscles, what is the difference between a muscle working harder and a muscle working stronger? I can't ever decide between them because they seem to me...  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