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summerstorm
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   Posted 4/25/2011 9:32 PM (GMT -6)   
i found some great exercises, that i think are safe, it's sean t's insanity cardio abs. and one of the exercises, and this is gonna sound easy, but it's not!
you sit up, with your knees bent, then lean back, and hold your arms in front of you, and basically, you use your stomach to hold your upper body up. it is beyond hard! and has really worked my abs good! it really tightens them, the first time, i couldnt even loosen them for a while, lol
also they do a few others, one where you lean that way, hands on the floor in front of you, and use your core to pick your legs up, bend them, straighten them out, then lower them and do that over. another where you get in the high plank postition (a push up) and pull each leg up and out, slowly, then you drop to the low plank postion, a push up only with your forearms on the floor, and do the same thing, then you hold yourself in low plank and just kind of move your hips up and down a tiny bit, then change to high plank and over and over. its not a lifting thing, or a situp and doesn't seem to work the muscles around your lower stomach, just the upper part.
i didnt' explain it well, but you could try looking them up on youtube.

2much2bear
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   Posted 4/26/2011 10:30 AM (GMT -6)   
SOUNDS good i will try when i am well. x
Karen: 49 years old
1997: Diagnosed IBS
2003: Pelvic Floor repair
2006: STARR procedure - mucosal prolapse/ODS/diagnosed slow transit constipation
2007: Sigmoid resection (MRI showed twist) - made colonic inertia worse (cleared obstruction though)
March 2009: Total colectomy with ileorectal join and loop ileostomy
23 Sept 2010: Ileostomy reversal - not going well

windy city
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   Posted 4/26/2011 11:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Your right!  I'm 7 months post op and have been scared, scared, scared about abdominal excercises.  I'm doing everything else though.  I recently joined a yoga class and found out a great abdominal workout.  Its almost EXACTLY what you have described. This one is called 'stirring the meatballs'.  You are sitting legs crossed.  Hands in front on top of each other like your grasping a huge spoon. Then you rotate your arms like your stirring and you turn your torso, leaning backwards on tailbone, still in a  BIG circular motion....slowly.  Few reps and then counterclockwise.  You are really working your obliques and back too.  You also can do this with a small ball or balloon.

blueglass
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   Posted 4/26/2011 12:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Hmmm, is "stirring the meatballs" the original name, translated from the Sanskrit? Sounds like a good exercise, that I'm not ready for....
48 years old, female.
2004 dx indeterminate colitis. Back and forth between Crohn's and UC dx. Many drugs, minimal success.
2010-11 Crazy skin and eye complications, high fevers, bad flaring. Out of good drug options, tired of scary drugs.
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summerstorm
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   Posted 4/26/2011 4:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Windy city there is on in this workout like that too only you don't cross your legs
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80sChick
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   Posted 4/26/2011 6:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you Summerstorm!!
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(Tried every drug imaginable, but lived 10 years with daily diarrhea)
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andorable
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   Posted 4/27/2011 9:47 AM (GMT -6)   
I so wish I could do some ab exercises but I am flat out putting my pantyhose on when I'm going to work without buckling over in serious pain with the adhesions :-( , I am feeling so unfit lately and need to do something, guess I will just have to get the surgery over and done with so I will be able to do those things again, But thanks summerstorm I will give it a try once I am able
Doreen

summerstorm
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   Posted 4/27/2011 9:45 PM (GMT -6)   
let me add, dont do this unless you are at least 9 months out from surgery, maybe even a year, the cardio itself isnt hard, but it is pretty strenous. the dvd this is on comes with pure cardio, which is really hard, like make you cry hard! but works great!
UC for 8 years, before finally kicking its butt and having a permanent ileostomy April 17 2007!
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