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Fragsta
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I'm having a cyst operation on tuesday, and it will render me unable to do situps for 6-8 weeks. Well, for the last 6-8 weeks I have been doing tons of situps as much as possible (pretty much every day in the last 3 weeks or so) and I've began to develop almost noticeable abs, so I've been doing quite well with it.

The cyst is being removed from an area just above my bum, and so the doctor has said no more situps in case I stretch the wound that the operation will leave. Is there any way I can exercise my abdominal muscles in a way that won't stretch an open (but packed) wound? I don't want to lose the progress I've already made! Please help! Thanks.
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i think your priorities should be on getting better, not about how to keep your six pack..
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yeh i dont think it would be worth the risk exercising at all until ur completely recovered. i doubt ull lose the effort uve made. just take it easy and relax for a couple of weeks. hope all goes well
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firstly, the visible abs are mostly down to bf%, not muscle size...

...but even so, if you do lose some muscle, muscle memory will mean that you'll regain the mass a lot quicker than you originally did. oh, and you've been working your abs completely wrong. spend your time recovering researching the proper way to gain muscle.
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So, what should I do then, to work on bf% and working my abs? I mean, after I recover that is :P
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abs crunches are supposed to be more effective than situps....which i only found out after id been doing situps for several weeks
or eat kellogs special k....that boasts u can be a right loser and lose up to 1% body fat!
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I think I'll do Ab Crunches then, if they're effective at getting rid of body fat, because I have quite a fatty belly despite the situps (which I obviously know now are not so effective). Any other tips? I mean, for after I recover?
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http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/bbin...age=Abdominals
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Ooh, thanks.
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ohh and another thing which is supposed to get u a flat tummy is to lie on ur back (arms at ur sides), legs in the air, then lower them reallllllllly slowly down to the ground. its really difficult to control the speed but i guess it gets easier as u improve the muscle.
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