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SPARK_COACH_JEN
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2/13/13 1:40 P

I would ask your doctor to clairfy if you're not sure. Even better, if he can watch you do the exercise and check your form to make sure you're doing it the way he's envisioned, that would be even better.

Coach Jen



RAVINOO
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2/13/13 1:28 P

After looking at the videos on Spark for Abs/Core workout it looks somewhat like the reverse crunch, except he had me demo for him to keep my knees bent and try to sort of hug to my chest (as long as it's not painful).



RAVINOO
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2/13/13 1:25 P

Yes sorry for the confusion, supine w/ knees up. He instructed me to lift my legs w/ bent knees up to my chest x 100. I assumed this a goal not an acutal starting number.



SPARK_COACH_JEN
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2/13/13 6:25 A

Prone would mean you're lying on your stomach. Supine is lying on your back. Do you mean that you're in a supine position?

Coach Jen



RAVINOO
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2/12/13 8:08 P

No it actually is both legs w/ knees bent and lifting knees to the chest (or as far as is comfortable) in a prone position. I asked because I'm having difficulty doing more than 15 in a set and just wondered if that is usual or not. I don't want to overdo but at the same time I want to strengthen my muscles!



SPARK_COACH_JEN
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2/12/13 5:07 P

I would suggest asking your doctor for specifics. I'm guessing it looks like this (with the raised leg bent instead of straight):

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercises.asp
?exercise=75


Hope that helps,

Coach Jen



FIELDWORKING
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2/12/13 4:10 P

I don't know if this link will help but you may find it here: www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness.aspa> .



RAVINOO
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2/12/13 2:47 P

I am currently post low back laparoscopic surgery 6 weeks and my dr has cleared me to do bicycle stationary and wants me to strengthen my low back muscles before moving on to doing any squats or lunges. He recommended 50 back extensions and 100 leg lifts (modified w/ knees bent) in prone position daily. Well I can do the back extensions but am working up to the l00 left lifts. However, I have not been able to find any good information on the leg lifts as far as how to ensure I'm doing correct form etc and wondered if anyone here has any info on them?



 
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