Diaphragm....

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    Aug 26, 2011 7:05 PM GMT
    I've noticed since I have started losing weight and toning up that my diaphragm sticks out. Is there a way to "tighten" this up? Does anyone else have this problem with their body?

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    Aug 26, 2011 9:36 PM GMT
    Sounds like poor posture.
    If not, post a pic to show what you're talking about.
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    Aug 26, 2011 10:58 PM GMT
    do some yoga..not the cheesy hold a pose for 2 minutes one but the continual flow type.

    or some core that focuses on breathing and tightening your inner stomach area.
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    Aug 28, 2011 9:23 PM GMT
    Thanks guys for the tips! I just have to keep at it and stay focused! :-)
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    Aug 28, 2011 9:32 PM GMT
    Try core exercises...such as:

    (1) Planks..try to maintain for a minute and then increase to two minutes.

    (2) Variation of Plank (with a 10lb weight) in front of you, start in a plank position, then grab the 10lb weight with your right hand, twist your core, and move the weight up to the ceiling, all this time your left side should be supporting try not to roll...then switch to left arm with weight...try to do 10 then increase to 15 reps.

    (3) Bicycle crunches

    (4) Left Lifts

    These are some I do for my middle section.
  • Syphon

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    Aug 28, 2011 10:06 PM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidA corset always helps me!

    Black_Ruffle_Corset_Tops_Wear_With_Jeans


    Could at least go for a male corset. =/
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    Aug 29, 2011 2:51 AM GMT
    This brings me back to my itty bitty years when I had to wear a brace because of my scoliosis. I think I'll stick with the gym tips that I've been given so far. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 29, 2011 3:03 AM GMT
    uombroca saidTry core exercises...such as:

    (1) Planks..try to maintain for a minute and then increase to two minutes.

    (2) Variation of Plank (with a 10lb weight) in front of you, start in a plank position, then grab the 10lb weight with your right hand, twist your core, and move the weight up to the ceiling, all this time your left side should be supporting try not to roll...then switch to left arm with weight...try to do 10 then increase to 15 reps.

    (3) Bicycle crunches

    (4) Left Lifts

    These are some I do for my middle section.


    THIS EXACTLY...

    I used to have the same problem when I was super skinny and very little muscle mass. I had poor posture, ribs that showed and a diaphragm that popped out. I have done these core exercises and have noticed a huge difference in my posture as well as my solid flat midsection. Keep working at it and you will get there!!!
  • Vaughn

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    Aug 29, 2011 3:10 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidSounds like poor posture.
    If not, post a pic to show what you're talking about.


    Paul likes pictures.
  • LJay

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    Aug 29, 2011 3:14 AM GMT
    Singing, done well, is geat exercise for the diaphragm. Expect enlargement though. Serious pro singers are not known to be slim in the middle. This applying to opera, oratorio, art song singers.
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    Aug 29, 2011 2:40 PM GMT
    I will be the first one to say that I have a horrible singing voice (my bf once thought I was getting killed in the shower). I'm doing decline situps and only going partway down and up (I keep my hands on my upper stomach to make sure I'm reaching the right muscles) but I'm definitely going to give the planks a try. Doesn't hurt to try other exercises...right?