Thank you SO MUCH for your kind words 🙂 🙂
So about your medical issues, I would want to tell you that there are A LOT of exercises for your core for which you don’t have to do crunches or even lie down!
I would link some YouTube videos here (random YouTube workouts have been a big saviour for me during my no-gym days when I previously used to gym)
- 15 minute standing core workout
- 10 minutes abs workout to lose belly fat (done this one personally)
- Abs and Obliques workout without crunches (Haven’t done this particular workout but I absolutely love and trust this channel)
Other forms or cardio in the gym can be a cross-trainer and cycling. Even brisk walking on treadmill is great !
I’m sure you can find out many more!
About walking on an inclined slope, somebody told you and you stopped, but did you have big calf muscle? I was in a boarding school in the hills which required us to walk on slopes everyday. Sure, you get muscles, but good muscles. The muscles you are thinking about are probably huge manly muscles on your slim legs- no, I don’t think you get that! You get lean toned muscles 🙂