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Exercises to tighten abs when you have a herniated disc..

What are some ab exercises (lower and upper) that won't aggravate my herniated disc (L5 and S1)?
posted by likeapen on Jul 1, 2015 - 6 answers

Does bicycling reduce your stomach?

Pretty straightforward question: does biking reduce your stomach? [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Jun 2, 2015 - 21 answers

A T-shirt that will make me Mr. Universe

MeFi, I want to flex my muscles! More specifically, I want a T-shirt that looks like a muscular male chest. Cartoon abs would be ideal but photorealistic abs will be okay too. I would like the shirt to be in color, have the printed abs be wide enough to cover my chest so it looks like I have a six pack rather than looking like a picture of abs, and be available in a men's/unisex small. Under $20 including shipping would be ideal too. This is the closest I can find to what I need but is too large, too expensive and I'd honestly prefer cartoony abs. Halp?
posted by capricorn on Feb 5, 2014 - 5 answers

New questions about an old problem (belly fat)

Regarding diet/exercise, what would you think would be the most effective way to lose my belly beyond what I'm already doing? [more inside]
posted by mintchip on Dec 20, 2013 - 25 answers

very sore hip flexors after a new workout--help?

I tried a new ab workout on Thursday and I must have been cheating with my hip flexors too much because today (two days later) the soreness is incredible. If I describe my workout and my symptoms, could the hive mind try to identify which muscle is sore and suggest ways to stretch it? [more inside]
posted by d. z. wang on Aug 24, 2013 - 4 answers

What's going on with my car?

My 1998 Volvo S70 has been making an audible whirring/grinding noise when driving and braking. It's intermittent (though lately, it's been happening daily), unable to replicate reliably, occurs when driving at slower speeds (less than 35 mph), and occurs multiple times within the first 15 minutes or so of turning the car on and driving. No dashboard lights have shown up and the mechanic can't replicate the problem or figure out what's happening. What's going on? (additional details inside) [more inside]
posted by lea724 on May 16, 2013 - 7 answers

Is ice skating really that good an exercise for the beginner?

Everything I am reading about ice skating raves about what a wonderful workout it is and how you will develop a core-o'steel and burn no end of calories! How true is that, really, for the beginner? [more inside]
posted by tel3path on Mar 20, 2013 - 17 answers

Why do ABS systems work so much better than traction control systems?

Why do anti-lock brake systems [seem to] work so much better than traction control systems on modern sedans? [more inside]
posted by Juffo-Wup on Feb 8, 2013 - 15 answers

Gluing ABS to styrene

I need a "medium-build" adhesive to glue some fairly small (5mm) plastic components to each other, and my usual glues aren't useful here. [more inside]
posted by aramaic on Jan 16, 2013 - 8 answers

Looking for Glue

Looking for an adhesive that can bond silcon rubber to ABS. Being able to fill small gaps would be a plus
posted by Raybun on Jun 28, 2012 - 11 answers

this belly fat is stubborn!

What is the best way to get rid of belly fat, for a woman? Diet or exercise? What kind of exercise? [more inside]
posted by never.was.and.never.will.be. on Feb 19, 2012 - 25 answers

How do I not look pregnant?

How do I improve my posture? [more inside]
posted by cobain_angel on Feb 17, 2012 - 18 answers

What are the best abdominal exercises that are not just a variant of a crunch or a sit-up?

What are the best abdominal exercises that are not just a variant of a crunch or a sit-up? For example, the plank. What are others? [more inside]
posted by Cool Papa Bell on Dec 13, 2011 - 34 answers

Work out my abs and arms

I need some advice for exercises at the GYM that focus on Abs and Biceps/Triceps that don't duplicate or harm by other workout. [more inside]
posted by bleucube on Jun 6, 2011 - 14 answers

How can I flatten my belly?

I am softer than I'd like in the belly area and have been for quite some time. Please tell me what has worked for you to "lose your gut!" I'm a 30-year-old male. More possibly important details inside. [more inside]
posted by st starseed on Jan 25, 2011 - 22 answers

God, please let my PVC-to-ABS issue be minor.

ABS, PVC, a six-inch drain and me -- am I as frakked as it appears I am? [more inside]
posted by liquado on Apr 26, 2010 - 12 answers

Steal from the back and give to the abs??

Tips/ideas for abdominal muscle exercises that won't exacerbate back pain in someone prone to it? [more inside]
posted by Salvor Hardin on Apr 17, 2010 - 8 answers

Gain muscle but keep the six-pack?

What's the best way for me to gain a bit of muscle, without losing my six-pack? I'm skinny and would like to fill out a little bit. I keep getting advice that I have to eat a lot in addition to working out. The next part is silly, but please bear with me: I like having a six-pack. What are your personal experiences with going from skinny to athletic while trying to keep your ab definition? I'm a guy.
posted by anonymous on Apr 3, 2010 - 8 answers

Core exercises with recovering back injury?

AbFilter: Any tried-and-true core exercises which won't aggravate a sore (recovering-from-injury) lower back? [more inside]
posted by slab_lizard on Mar 7, 2010 - 6 answers

How is abbs formed?

I have great six-pack abs when I concentrate on flexing them. But while walking around relaxed, my stomach looks only slightly better than "average" (or worse if I've recently eaten :P). To fix this, purely for vanity purposes, do I need (a) more cardio; (b) more ab exercises; (c) diet changes; (d) something else? [more inside]
posted by Jacen Solo on Feb 3, 2010 - 11 answers

Help me look good under my ski suit!

I need help figuring out how to achieve the following goals without the use of a gym: 1) Getting a six pack. 2) Getting bigger shoulders (they don't need to be that much bigger, just enough so they show when my arms are at my sides. I'm pretty close already.) [more inside]
posted by Pseudology on Aug 26, 2009 - 16 answers

Can I drive with a malfunctioning ABS?

Is it dangerous and/or damaging to my car to drive with a malfunctioning ABS module? [more inside]
posted by Dilemma on Jul 30, 2009 - 18 answers

How do I tell whether a 2000 Toyota Celica GTS has ABS or not?

How do I tell whether a 2000 Toyota Celica GTS has ABS brakes or not? I'm buying used, and the owner isn't sure.
posted by ssnickerer on May 10, 2009 - 16 answers

No really, I want to skid.

RaceCarFilter: I'm speccing out my rally car. What do I do about brakes? [more inside]
posted by Netzapper on Sep 12, 2008 - 2 answers

Abs Diet vs. Hacker's Diet: what's the truth?

Abs Diet vs. Hacker's Diet: what's the truth? I'm having a hard time figuring out how to lose weight because both claim to be "common sense" approaches (and they make sense upon reading), but they contradict greatly on large aspects. Also, a question about protein powders... [more inside]
posted by Zeker on Aug 4, 2008 - 36 answers

PT Cruiser owner regrets purchase, wants to improve the car he can't afford to dump

I'm an ignorant person when it comes to cars, so this is a pretty dumb question. I own a 2007 PT Cruiser which has no anti-lock brakes. It skids like crazy, and got me into a minor accident. Is there any way I can get add anti-lock breaks to it? [more inside]
posted by mccarty.tim on Jun 13, 2008 - 22 answers

Why is my belly waking me up with soreness?

HealthFilter: Why do I wake up with a dull ache in my abdomen (diaphragm area)? [more inside]
posted by cadge on Aug 12, 2007 - 13 answers

Like a bowlful of jelly.

When I work my abs a lot, I get little mini shaky spasms, similar to what your muscles do after lifting, except they last for a while, say 24 hours, give or take, as opposed to up to two hours or so after weightlifting. Does this happen to you too? Is it common? [more inside]
posted by dame on Jun 15, 2007 - 5 answers

Unchain my rollups

What is happening to me when I try to do situps? [more inside]
posted by zadcat on Jun 14, 2007 - 9 answers

Car crash physics

You're parked at the lights with your foot on the brake pedal. Someone rear-ends you. Does the ABS trigger? [more inside]
posted by twine42 on Aug 21, 2006 - 9 answers

Abs Workout

Simple, structured abs workout - got one? [more inside]
posted by Miko on Apr 7, 2006 - 16 answers

How can I make my stomach look nice without sit-ups?

How can I make my stomach look nice without sit-ups? (MI) [more inside]
posted by crazy finger on Sep 8, 2004 - 19 answers

Ab Workouts

I want abs. I'm 5'8", 134lbs. I've never worked out and don't have time for a gym. Basically I'm looking for a good routine that I can do in, say, 15min a morning that will strengthen my abs and, if possible, give some visible definition. Right now I have a small belly. I've heard mixed things about crunches. Anyone have a good routine that meets my needs? I'd like to see results in a month or two.
posted by Grod on Aug 3, 2004 - 19 answers

Crunch! Crunch!

I want to tone my abs. [MI] [more inside]
posted by Yelling At Nothing on May 14, 2004 - 8 answers

USGS Digital Data Formats

Is anyone familiar with old USGS Digital Data Formats? [more inside]
posted by alan on Apr 19, 2004 - 8 answers

How to get "cut" abs?

Vanity is fun! Ok I want a six-pack like those sexy beasts in magazines. I did a lot of research hoping that I'd find a wealth of information. Unfortunately the most I can find on usenet and Prescription Exercise is geared toward building strength, not that cut look. Most other information I found says all the situps can't help you if your body fat is not 5-6% (apparently that's really low, ahd how to measure body fat). So lacking any other clear sources, anyone here have experience with abs? Do they just magically appear at 5-6% body fat? If you work them out is that when the appear? [more inside]
posted by geoff. on Mar 18, 2004 - 19 answers

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