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Strained Abdominal Muscle Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Strained Abdominal Muscle.

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

Rebuilding Your Core after Pregnancy

A common concern among new mothers is how to get rid of their jelly bellies and regain flatter, more toned stomachs. For some women, re-strengthening their core seems an easy task, but for most it is an uphill battle that takes many months, even...  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

5 Common Running and Walking Injuries

Both running and walking are simple ways to get a great cardiovascular workout with no equipment beyond a sturdy pair of athletic shoes. But these common activities can lead to pain and injury if you're not careful. Here are five of the most comm...  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

How Long Does it Take to Build Muscle?
Updated 4/8/2014 4:38:00 PM

I know building muscle won't happen overnight, but I'm just wondering about how long it takes to strengthen muscles some. I've been doing an arm routine for about a month now, and I've upped the weights I use from about 2 lbs to 2.5 lbs. I did this...  Read more

Building Muscle
Updated 3/26/2014 12:06:55 PM

Can this site help me GAIN weight? I'm starting a strength training program and want to gain muscle weight, can I set my calorie range for weight gain instead of loss?...  Read more

Crunches causing abdominal spasms/ cramps
Updated 3/23/2014 6:02:13 PM

When I was younger I was able to do over 100 crunches a day. Now when I try to do 15 regular, reverse or even seated crunches it get these horrible spasms/cramps in my abdominal muscles. They last for about 15-20 min. I really need to strengthen core...  Read more

5K and muscle tone fast
Updated 3/21/2014 7:44:04 PM

I am not a runner or very athletic in any way. I am hoping to work my way up to be able to run/jog a 5K by May 11th and to tone muscle for losing weight to get into shape. I want to be healthier and lose my breathe climbing up a hill. I want to lose...  Read more

How long should muscle soreness last?
Updated 2/24/2014 12:01:49 PM

I just started my exercise program about 21 days ago after being inactive (and very obese) for a long time. I've not missed a day of recumbent biking, building up from 10 minutes and now am up to 40. I am also doing upper body strength training eve...  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