Exercise Questions | Floppy aka flabby abs

I heard recently that the abdominals muscles are sometimes weakened by pregnacy, making it impossible to get a toned ab without surgery. Is this true? If not, what can I do to get rid of the floppy fat on my lower stomach? I know you've heard this same question a million times.


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Personal Trainer
12/13/2007 8:03:14 AM
Good advice guys, but I think the key thing to note here is to keep up with Cardio and perform HIIT (High intensity interval training) 4 times per week. It is the most effective way to raise your metabolism and keep the floppy fat off your stomach.


5 Posts
11/30/2007 4:35:24 PM
Your abs are there if you like it or not.This qoute from charles swaley "The abs can only be seen if the body fat percentage is low enough" so by just doing crunchs you are really geting no where.It is the smallest muscle and burns the fewest calories.The stomach is weakened do to pregnacy.That does not effect the way they grow.I suggest doing leg workouts before running.Make sure you run for at least 30 mins.Dieting is the fastest way to burn that fat off the stomach.

3 Posts
11/17/2007 5:48:34 PM
My only suggestion is diet and cardio will be the best suggestion to you. Don't go overboard on the ab work either.
I myself was worried about this problem area, and didn't think I could get rid of it. I have had 4 kids, and this is late in life so elasticity was already poor. But with the right nutrition and cardio plan, it took a while, but I did manage to get rid of this problem area.
Hope this helps some. :)

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