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    Creamola here!
    I am in need of some information about effective exercise. As one gets older it is only sensible to be concerned about health issues. One of the chums is developing a substantial stomach and I have warned him about the dangers associated with eating two dinners and then carrying too much weight.
    What are the best exercises for stomach muscles?
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    Hi Creamola,

    It is good of you to be concerned about your friend...I would be too! I personally like doing repetitions of crunches best. They're low-tech and keep my stomach reasonably toned/strong without bulking up too much. The Wikipedia article on crunches (here) lists several different varieties that you can do too. For most weightlifting exercises, it is advisable to rotate between muscle groups each time you lift, but I've been told that ab exercises are the exception and can be done every day, regardless of what other muscle groups you are focusing on at the time.

    Hope this helps!


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    A big stomach is not, despite various myths, assisted by stomach exercises.

    The problem is fat. That fat has to be burned off. Crunches will strengthen abdominal muscles, but not remove the fat that lies over the top of those muscles.

    Removing fat is simply weight loss. Diet and exercise without increasing food intake will work, in theory. Of course, it is not that easy.
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    Is it a Beer Tummy? A pizza tummy? Pastry meat Pie tummy? Take Away tummy? Chocolate Cake tummy? Sugar tummy? Cream Puff tummy? Cross all these off the intake list for 10 weeks. Porridge and honey with Tea for breakfast. Fruit for morning break. Salad Sandwich and coffee for Midday. Ginger snap biscuits with Tea mid afternoon. Chicken and vegetables for Dinner. Milo or Cocoa for supper. Brisk walks on a daily basis, not long walks, brisk walks. Tummy then gone. What you do next is your own concern. westwind.
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    Swimming is one of the most effective forms of exercise. It works the muscles and helps with cardio and fat burning while being low impact on the joints.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dmwyant View Post
    Swimming is one of the most effective forms of exercise. It works the muscles and helps with cardio and fat burning while being low impact on the joints.
    Completely agree. Swimming is one of my favorite exercises.
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    And if you have them tread water in full kit it makes for an even more intense workout. Like they had us do in Ranger School.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Corporal William Cremola View Post
    One of the chums is developing a substantial stomach and I have warned him about the dangers associated with eating two dinners and then carrying too much weight.
    The satirical magazine "Private Eye" is famous, in the UK, for making sarcastic, cutting comments about prominent public figures.
    They often referred to the late Lord Arnold Goodman as "the blessed Arnold" and also as Lord "two dinners" Goodman-a reference to his impressive girth.
    Goodman was a very clever man. I believe he was a lawyer, or possibly, some other kind of consultant.
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    I have heard that shallow knee bends are one of the most effecient exercises. No equipment required, just your own body. Little risk of injury because you don't bend any joint to an acute angle. Just stand straight then allow your knees to bend to about the halfway point, lowering your head and trunk about 8 inches to a foot, then stand straight again. You have lifted about 80% of your body weight using the largest muscles your body has. This consumes alot of calories. The trick to using this method to loose weight is to repeat teh exercise for long enough to make the body mobliize fat reserves. 20 mins at a time, several times aday, and ofcourse make sure you don't increase your intake.
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    Burn fat with high intensity interval training. Don't develop the stomach alone or you'll hurt your back (or some other imbalance will develop). Work things like push-ups, squats, and pull-ups with proper posture and the abdominal area will naturally develop strong. V-sit while doing twists is nice too (the back should be straight). Sprints and burpess are great too, and can both be done in place (mean no need to find a gym or even go outside). Supplement the strength training with slow full range movements for stability as well as light weight sustainable variations (put the legs apart or go on the knees when doing push-ups is an example) to develop the cardiovascular system, and add some stretching and you've got yourself a free and functional fitness routine.

    note: by intensity I mean maxing the body out, or almost doing so. This forces the body to rely on sugar stores, and when that runs out fat stores are accessed. Someone who has not been training regularly may notice any level of training has the effect of making one breathless, which indicates that oxygen alone is not enough to sustain the exorcise, and sugar and fat stores must be accessed.

    Lastly, for abdominals simply sit up straight whenever sitting. If this is not already a habit it will likely be uncomfortable, but with stretching and regular practice it will become more comfortable and develop strength.

    No need for tools, places, gadgets, etc. A prisoner in a solitary jail cell can stay fit, and on a poor diet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sealeaf View Post
    I have heard that shallow knee bends are one of the most effecient exercises. No equipment required, just your own body. Little risk of injury because you don't bend any joint to an acute angle. Just stand straight then allow your knees to bend to about the halfway point, lowering your head and trunk about 8 inches to a foot, then stand straight again. You have lifted about 80% of your body weight using the largest muscles your body has. This consumes alot of calories. The trick to using this method to loose weight is to repeat teh exercise for long enough to make the body mobliize fat reserves. 20 mins at a time, several times aday, and ofcourse make sure you don't increase your intake.
    If you do an exorcise 20 mins at a time several times a day you will develop the cardiovascular system and mitochondrial density in the muscles, and eventually use less fat. This is fine, if that's your goal but shorter, higher intensity movements are more desired for fast weight loss.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dmwyant View Post
    Swimming is one of the most effective forms of exercise. It works the muscles and helps with cardio and fat burning while being low impact on the joints.
    The joints are built to take impact and will strengthen from it. Of course someone out of routine will want to start light. Running for example, is great for the joints. The more you run (with intent on improving your run) the more your coordination develops and the more you learn to absorb the impact in the muscles and tendons, which then improves your walk as well. In the end you will strengthen the joint (and bones) while simultaneously lowering the impact on them in the rest of your daily movements.

    Remember that fitness like so many things is a holistic thing. If we only think of one aspect, joint impact, weight loss, stomach muscles, than the whole can actually be worsened. I see old guys here in China pushing wheel-barrels full of dirt and brick and could easily outdo any body builder, football player, or marine, and they probably never actually train. Their occupation has them doing holistic training. Squats, curls, push-ups, pull-ups, chin-ups, crunches, pistols, hand stands, and much more all at once!
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    Quote Originally Posted by skeptic View Post
    A big stomach is not, despite various myths, assisted by stomach exercises.

    The problem is fat. That fat has to be burned off. Crunches will strengthen abdominal muscles, but not remove the fat that lies over the top of those muscles.

    Removing fat is simply weight loss. Diet and exercise without increasing food intake will work, in theory. Of course, it is not that easy.
    Yes indeed. That is what the doctor told me on the last checkup. Swimming, he said, will help you in both ways.

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    Your diet has to do a lot with your health and exercise, eating right food brings health and fitness and then your exercises give you effective results, but if you're not in a habit of moving your self and doing exercise then obesity will be hunting you and it would make you fat, obesity causes heart diseases, it slows down the immune system and gives many digestive problems. Eat as much as you want but exercise, take your big meal into small meals to it gets digested easily without taking much time and without giving much burden to stomach. Eat less but eat good foods.
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