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sapphiregal Expert 59 posts since
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Jan 25, 2012 6:55 PM


Im now at week4 Day2.. Im 39 and had 4 babies (21, 17, 5, and 1) and we are done! I want my tummy back!!!  What can I do to at least get it flat as much possible? I know and hear that running will not do much at all for it. Anyone know easy tips ideas I could do like sit ups? Is there a program kinda like c25k??


  • Betty Hoops Rookie 4 posts since
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    1. Jan 25, 2012 7:53 PM (in response to sapphiregal)

    well, people have lost 10 pounds and 4 inches off their waist in the first month with my hula hoop & dvd.

    the simple act of having a hoop rotate around your belly makes sense that it would act as a deep massage, breaking up fat deposits and boosting metabolism.

    and just as a an athlete is as only as good as their gear, my hoop is designed to be the bets size & weight for most adults.

    my dvd is based in core isolation. most hoopers can hoop for hours by just rocking the body. but i like to teach how to really isolate the core, practicing belly pumps - for true core power.

    especially after  a c section, women notice a huge weight drop in teh first 2 weeks. i am always available to chat and have a ton more nfo on my site -

    that is my suggestion..  Betty

  • Jasko123 Legend 461 posts since
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    2. Jan 26, 2012 2:01 PM (in response to sapphiregal)

    I do floor exercises (in addition to various gym machines)  and they really do seem to help. 

    Here is a great reference

    I can recommend most of these, but be sure to get a padded surface to protect your back. 


    Best of luck!

  • Guy Grim Pro 61 posts since
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    3. Jan 30, 2012 11:59 AM (in response to sapphiregal)



    I just started the P90X program and I do it first thing in the morning (not that the time matters).  The P90X program comes with a set of 12+ discs, that encompass one set of daily routines.  the daily routines rotate so you you are not doing the same thing every day. 


    Annyhoot, they have a 16 minute program called Ab Ripper X, which is only 16 minutes long.  This specific set focuses specifically on your core.  You would expect to see alot of sit-up or crunch work, but there is virtaully none of that.  I was really surprised.


    You are mainly doing leg raises, heel pumps, bicycle pedals, etc... all kinds of different things that individually are no big deal, but when you put them together really work it.  Each set only takes 45 secs to a minute and the time flys.  


    The Ab Ripper Program is 3 days a week (M-W-F).  I'll let you know in 30 days what i think about the program:)


    ps.. I am interested in how this works out, because I think it will help improve my running significantly.


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    4. Jan 31, 2012 9:17 PM (in response to sapphiregal)

    P90X or Crossfit workouts go a long way to help you improve your total body fitness in a short amount of time, and neither require a gym membership or machines. I personally prefer Crossfit, but know plenty of folks that swear by P90X. I'd recommend going on Youtube and typing in both and seeing which you prefer...or try them both!

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  • joedadd Pro 122 posts since
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    5. Feb 1, 2012 7:22 AM (in response to sapphiregal)

    "7 minute abs" is free on youtube. Best of all, it is only 7 minutes a day.


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  • Leadville Fan Pro 177 posts since
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    6. Feb 1, 2012 8:44 AM (in response to Guy Grim)

    I've been wondering about the p90  and how the activities  really are, whether it's all at once on something or a little here and a little there on different activities.


    I love my Crunch gym Pilates DVD, ahven't done it since we sold the tv that was in the spare room----the "100" calls for laying on one's back, legs elevated a little bit (not straight up fro the hipsor straight out, but more between 30 and 70 degree angles), raise your shoulders/ head off the floor and slowly bounce your extended by the hip arms for 100 count (not 100 speedy either).  Works your core that way.



    I started yoga at the beginning of the year. Each of the three days a week is taught by a different teacher with a different method, so I'm not sure what kind fo yoga it is, probably not a speific style. We do lots of things in there that are 30 seconds or a minute things that dont' seem so bad at small pieces, but if it were any longer than that I'd be struggling  I can tell, after six classes that my core is getting stronger and most days I'm in yoga it doesn't seem like much of a workout. --just fun recess!

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  • KandKsmama Rookie 2 posts since
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    7. Feb 1, 2012 10:44 AM (in response to sapphiregal)

    Visit - they offer the p90x viedos as well as a work out I am getting ready to start call insanity. (They also offer a variety of other workouts too)

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