Training & Nutrition - Second rate abs?
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07-30-05, 12:12 PM
This isn't strictly a cycling related question but some folks here might be able to help me. I seem to have a problem doing abdominal exercises like sit ups. I just find them difficult and hard to break into any routine with them.
Also, whenever I strain myself in work it's always this area around my belly. Never anywhere else. I reckon I just got weak abs.
I've got a tiny bit of excess there that I'd like to tone but I have to balance not pulling something with forcing myself to do exercises I find very difficult.
I'm only 22 btw, so, all my bits should be functioning properly...
07-30-05, 12:37 PM
well, I know sit-ups stress the lower back alot, so maybe you have a weak lower back?
Come to think of it, my abs have been getting a bit flabby. Sigh, time to do more sit-ups...
07-30-05, 12:47 PM
Wow, I've never heard of anyone straining their abs doing something. How are you bending that your abs are getting strained?
07-30-05, 02:05 PM
Maybe he's getting cramps or a stitch in his side?
07-30-05, 02:20 PM
It's in the general waist/ belly area, perhaps its hernia or something like that.
I just presumed the two things might be connected.
07-30-05, 10:24 PM
what works for ab training other than situps?
I can do them but my tail bone pops on each one, and it gets very painful very fast.
07-30-05, 11:27 PM
There is that machine where you rest your forearms on the pads and raise your legs up, forgot what it's called though.
Other than that I don't know any, sorry.
07-30-05, 11:52 PM
What's really helped my abs isn't sit-ups... rather, I lie flat on my back, and lift my feet and shoulders/head 6 inches off the ground and hold for as long as possible (called "V-sits"). Do these a dozen or so times per workout and you'll really feel the burn.
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