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    Second rate abs?

    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...

    Thanks

    BadBreaks

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    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...

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    Wow, I've never heard of anyone straining their abs doing something. How are you bending that your abs are getting strained?
    "There'll be time for complacency when I'm six feet under. "

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    Maybe he's getting cramps or a stitch in his side?

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    It's in the general waist/ belly area, perhaps its hernia or something like that.

    I just presumed the two things might be connected.

    BadBreaks

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    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.

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    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.

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    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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