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YON that is a happy thought indeed. Nice to know all those workouts are appreciated (and they are, they are!!)

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Someone actually thought I was in my late 30's. I'll take it!

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FHTOTD: WFH (and an early start) means i can squeeze out a short intense cardio workout, then shower & have time to spare to get to the afternoon volunteering event.

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I'll look into that. I doubt that electrolyte imbalance is what's going on with me, but I won't rule it out. Thanks.

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Assuming you know about about potassium and sodium. My guess would be you should probably supplement some with Magnesium and its good buddy calcium. I've had ab cramps so I know exactly what you are talking about and they hurt like hell.

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I normally do incline sit-ups (or whatever - basically I'm going uphill) . A warmup set of 24 and then 4 sets of 16 with a 35 pound plate held under my chin.

If I do more I become prone to cramping of my ab muscles at random times. Lying in bed etc. but especially if I bend over to pick something up off the floor or put socks on. It happens very fast and almost makes me fall on the floor, a bit dangerous if the thing I picked up is a dumbbell.

Suggestions to avoid this?!!

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The secret to abs (besides loosing weight) is heavy weighted ab exercises. 5million crunches are trumped by 15-20reps weighted reps where you go to failure.

My ab workout is: Decline situps with a 75lb dumbell in each hand (20-25reps), Roman chair with 30lb dumbbell between my ankles(15-20reps). Ab crunch machine to failure at 12-15 reps. Hanging leg raises with 10lb ball between my ankles(10-15 reps), Hanging windshield wipers.

Chair and and hanging exercises with STRAIGHT legs and usually 3 sets of each and I do that twice a week.

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My abs still elude me, and my weight has not budged outside the 202-206 range for weeks, but I must still be dropping fat. My 32 inch waist jeans can now easily be slid off without unbuttoning them. If I end up buying a 31 inch waist pair, it'll be the first one I've ever bought myself, since my Mom was buying my clothes the last time I could wear 31 inch jeans. Maybe age 15?

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FHTOTD: the new power cord - don't hafta remember to disconnect & chill, just flip the rocker switch & wipe down the machine for next time.

Bridgewater NJ
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mrs svc: have a great time.

my FHTOTD is: muscles have memory. it's wonderful the way they jump right back and after a day or two of cranky muscles, it's workouts as usual. i love the human body, it's such a miracle in action.

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