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Default 02-19-2006, 06:18 AM

I am a mother of three(2"C" sections)37 years old, and trying to tone my chest and stomach. We have a Bow Flex and dead weights to work out with. Is there any advice on routines and number of sets?
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Default 02-25-2006, 12:53 AM

Good catch there N2jss. I did not even know she posted.


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Default 02-28-2006, 03:58 PM

Welcome, Kathy!
Two words for abs-rope crunches. (Or a comparable move with the Bow Flex). If you've never done them before, learn how. I've never used the Bow Flex but I would assume they have something you can use to do a crunch. Anybody out there know? Just make sure that when you "crunch" down that you're making a 'C' shape, not just pulling the weight down.
I usually do 3 sets of 50 but I would start at maybe 3 of 30 and work your way-and the weight you're pulling-up.
Flye's for your chest and regular ol' db presses. Always contract the muscle(s) you're working on and keep the mind/muscle connection in sync. I have a child as well and it's hard to believe that I'm the same person at 130lbs as the person who was 160 after giving birth!
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Default 03-06-2006, 12:48 AM



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I am a mother of three(2"C" sections)37 years old, and trying to tone my chest and stomach. We have a Bow Flex and dead weights to work out with. Is there any advice on routines and number of sets?

I bought a bowflex xtm for my girl (best 1700 dollarcoat hanger around) I would say not noing your exact stats that you would do well with sticking to the manual that comes with it I belive you can download it from there site. you will find that if all you do is abs and chest though that it will be disapionting, you need to work all muscles and for toneing you'll need cardio I always tell people a gym is better there are too many distractions at home (kids#1 , phone, etc...) gyms have daycare most of the time or wait till they got to school and work out midmornning.


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Default 04-02-2006, 07:37 AM

Definitely cardio is the best thing to shed the fat off the top of the
muscles. Depending on your goals. I feel pilates core
strengthening really gets into abdominals and it can safely for any
special injury population. I would start there. There is a lot of
work that can be done just utilizing your own body weight against
gravity.



My concern is how abdominally strong are you now?? If you are just
getting serious in this program. Protect your back. If your core muscle
strength is limited due to the many c-sections, you may want to be sure
to get those strong enough to protect you with flexion crunching
manuvers. Hope some of that will help.



I know how you feel however. It really has become harder than it use to
be. I am a 33 year old women with a child. it is hard enough without
the c-section. So, your not alone. <!--
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