I have back problems that don't allow me to do normal exercises for my stomach. I try to keep as fit as possible without overdoing it of course XD But my stomach is getting big and I won't let that happen. Can any of you give me examples of exercise that build up stomach muscles but don't pressure the back? Because from what I do now my back aches really bad. Thank you!
Everyone has a six pack. There's just usually a layer of fat covering it up. Although strengthening your stomach muscles is good, you should really focus on losing fat. Losing weight would also certainly help your back. There are no truly good exercises that you can do that won't put stress on your back. You should really try some exercises to strengthen your back. A strong back is a happy back.
Is there a specific reason your back bothers you that you know of? A friend of mine hurt his back badly once and had to have surgery. In a case like that, you want to consult your doctor before you take advice from people on this website.
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Now for what you don't want to hear. If your back just bothers you and you have had no Serious injuries or birth/growth related problems, I'd say you're just making excuses for yourself. Stop it.
1: Focus on setting up and sticking to a healthy diet. Check out that website.
2: Buy a gym membership. Most gyms offer free personal training to get you started.
It may seem impossible, but it really isn't. If getting to where you wanted to be was easy, everyone would be doing it.
Best of luck.
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if you don't have much time to exercise..lessen the carb intake and eat lots of fruits and veggies..drinking water will help also just make sure you eat an adequate breakfast and lunch and less on dinner..
there is a saying Eat like a king in the morning, eat like a prince at noon, and eat like a beggar at night..
You don't get a slim stomach by doing ab exercises. You need to lower your body fat. That involves strength training to increase muscle mass and cardio.
On the muscle side focus on the big groups: legs, chest, back. For cardio, you can run, row, bike, pretty much anything that gets your heart pumping.
The other element (excercise is about 50%) is diet. That doesn't usually mean massively cutting calories. You can probably do well just by cutting out excess sugar and eating a good mix of vegetables and high quality protein, while going easy on the carbs. The key is to start slow and build better habits gradually. I've started by reducing extra sugar (mostly in juice and sugary drinks for me) and eating a protein rich breakfast every day.
Yeah, throughout the day tighten your stomach... that should keep you tone. If you want to stop gaining belly fat than stop eating so damn much. Doing only stomach exercises will not decrease your stomach. You need to do cardio and lower calorie intake. It isn't possible to only lose the fat on your stomach, when losing weight it is lost equally throughout your body.
I have that same problem since my back surgery. There are to exercises that I am going to try the first is the "turbo kick" which has this ab move while standing up (look it up on youtube) (also there is the "turbo fire" which has a low impact modifier in it). also I might be getting the Total Gym XLS which comes with an ab bar that allows you to work your abs while kneeling and sliding on the glider (look up the ad).
It is really difficult to find any exercise workout that is good while not using your back, but these are the two I am going to try.
If you want a smaller stomach you have to lose fat. I think the best way for you to do this, low impact, would be swimming. Though there are many other low impact workouts you can do that won't put too much pressure on your back.