What are some ab exercises (lower and upper) that won't aggravate my herniated disc (L5 and S1)?
Pretty straightforward question: does biking reduce your stomach? [more inside]
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?
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]
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]
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]
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]
Why do anti-lock brake systems [seem to] work so much better than traction control systems on modern sedans? [more inside]
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]
Looking for an adhesive that can bond silcon rubber to ABS. Being able to fill small gaps would be a plus
What is the best way to get rid of belly fat, for a woman? Diet or exercise? What kind of exercise? [more inside]
How do I improve my posture? [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
ABS, PVC, a six-inch drain and me -- am I as frakked as it appears I am? [more inside]
Tips/ideas for abdominal muscle exercises that won't exacerbate back pain in someone prone to it? [more inside]
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.
AbFilter: Any tried-and-true core exercises which won't aggravate a sore (recovering-from-injury) lower back? [more inside]
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]
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]
Is it dangerous and/or damaging to my car to drive with a malfunctioning ABS module? [more inside]
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.
RaceCarFilter: I'm speccing out my rally car. What do I do about brakes? [more inside]
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]
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]
HealthFilter: Why do I wake up with a dull ache in my abdomen (diaphragm area)? [more inside]
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]
What is happening to me when I try to do situps? [more inside]
You're parked at the lights with your foot on the brake pedal. Someone rear-ends you. Does the ABS trigger? [more inside]
Simple, structured abs workout - got one? [more inside]
How can I make my stomach look nice without sit-ups? (MI) [more inside]
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.
I want to tone my abs. [MI] [more inside]
Is anyone familiar with old USGS Digital Data Formats? [more inside]
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]