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laurence

I want my six-pack back

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I'm a male in my late 50's with an ileostomy and a not too large, manageable and likely permanent hernia around my stoma.

I've been doing isometrics, crunches and leg pull-ins since probably about a year or so from my operation, so some 10 years now.  The abdominal core is firm enough and I'm not complaining but It would be good to improve it if I could and, to that end, I'm wondering if anyone out there has had success with some other sorts of exercises/ strengthening drills.  Would appreciate the sharing.

P.S.  I don't really expect to ever get the full six-pack back again but I do want it to be the best it can be...

Clare Bryant likes this

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Good luck with that and let me know if you get results.  About 10 years ago I used to balance at about the top pelvis area, front, back, and both sides for as long as I could stand it about 4 times a week for a few years.  I got a strong core but you couldn't tell it by looking at me.  I  just started a routine with bicycle inner tubes for shoulder exercises.  They're fastened to opposing walls about 9 feet apart so I'm getting a side effect of core benefits.  I still have a spare tire if I break one.

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Interesting, Clare - Indirect core strengthening.  I'll see how I can adapt that.  Thanks.

And, as an aside, you may not want go attaching the same set-up to your legs at the same time - Wouldn't like to hear about you being drawn and quartered...

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Thanks for the advice, I'll stay away from that,  a six pack would be nice but it'll be 5 12's and a 40, and well insulated.

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