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!
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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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