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Ab exercises after abdominal surgery
cmonges posted:
I have had 2 rather extensive abdominal surgeries which make regular sit ups and crunches painful to do. Are there any other ways that I can firm up my abdominal muscles?
Rich Weil, MEd, CDE responded:
Without knowing anything about you or your surgery or your current status, I am hesitant to recommend anything for fear of it hurting you. You can check out the Sports Medicine Community at if you like, but your best bet is to speak with your surgeon about what's safe, and perhaps even some physical therapy.
cmonges replied to Rich Weil, MEd, CDE's response:
I had a partial colectomy (sp?) and an abdominal hysterectomy with the last surgery being almost 3 years ago. I have been working on losing weight and getting in shape via the treadmill, crossfit and walking with some free weights. I would like to tone up my abdominal area but as I stated it is painful when I get partially through any sit up type activity. I am 44 and in fairly good shape other than to lose about 20 pounds.

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