10-08-08 01:17 PM
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  1. inthearmsofsl33p's Avatar
    on sunday, doing the correct version of a sit up as shown by the trainer at my gym, on a workout ball thingy, and i did 5 sets of 5 crunches, and i was like shaking by the time i was coming up on the last few.

    monday my stomach REALLY hurt. it still hurts today, and it stings pretty badly. just on the inside of my right hip is where it hurts the worst but my whole stomach is pretty painful. i can hardly stand up straight but walking, running, bicycling and arm exercises didn't really hurt when i did it, but leg extensions and such hurt.

    i looked up online and it seems i have a grade 2 abdominal strain? please someone tell me that's not true, i just started working out a couple weeks ago, tryin to lose a few pounds and if i'm out of commission that would really suck!!!
    10-01-08 09:16 AM
  2. asylvia's Avatar
    You will be fine. I'm assuming before this you never did crunches? Usually the second day after lifting/strength training is the worst. It should feel better in a few days. If not see a doctor.

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    10-01-08 09:25 AM
  3. prince_1308's Avatar
    dont worry bout it. Its not a strain it will prolly be sore for a week or a week and a half. Just make sure you take in lots of protein and rest. WHen i first started doing crunches on a roman chair with 45 lbs weights i felt the same thing. Its a good thing the first time you work out muscles hard, they're sore for a couple days. Stick with it and your muscles will get used to it
    10-01-08 09:26 AM
  4. vinnie_dugan's Avatar
    Well the unfortunate thing about exercising is that you do get sore. The bad part about direct abdominal work is that it is a waste of time. Your abs are used in every exercise you perform, its a waste of time to do any direct ab work.

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    10-01-08 09:33 AM
  5. inthearmsofsl33p's Avatar
    well i went to my chiropractor (i know, weird, but he's pretty much our doctor lol) and he said it seems i tore it a little.

    i was working out last night and i didn't do any leg weight lifts just arms and bike and treadmill and that was alright, not too painful, but when i stretch back and stretch my stomach it makes me wanna cry lol

    this sucks
    10-01-08 09:56 AM
  6. prince_1308's Avatar
    post back in a week and i tell you, you will be fine and trust me im going to be a doctor one day
    10-01-08 10:03 AM
  7. inthearmsofsl33p's Avatar
    haha i will
    10-01-08 10:04 AM
  8. inthearmsofsl33p's Avatar
    ok what about pain relievers that work? ibuprofen hasn't so far...
    10-01-08 10:12 AM
  9. vinnie_dugan's Avatar
    Please dont abuse pain relievers. Go grab a protein shake and stretch in the morning and at night before you go to bed.

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    10-01-08 10:15 AM
  10. inthearmsofsl33p's Avatar
    i don't abuse pain relievers. where did that come from?

    i'm just saying, so while i'm at work and getting up and down constantly and trying to walk at school maybe anything that could help me stand up straight without wanting to cry.
    10-01-08 10:18 AM
  11. vinnie_dugan's Avatar
    Protein and stretching. Ibp. usually helps me, maybe you need to up the dosage a little bit. I would truly recommend stretching though, try up your protein intake as well and see what happens.

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    10-01-08 10:25 AM
  12. inthearmsofsl33p's Avatar
    alright. i got some soy protein (allergic to whey) and so i'll make a soy protein and peanut butter shake.

    yeah i was told ibuprofen would help but i don't like taking pills so i prolly wont up the dosage lol
    10-01-08 10:26 AM
  13. vinnie_dugan's Avatar
    are you male or female?

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    10-01-08 10:31 AM
  14. inthearmsofsl33p's Avatar
    female lol
    10-01-08 10:31 AM
  15. vinnie_dugan's Avatar
    Ok then you are fine, if you are trying to lose weight dont eat peanut butter.

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    10-01-08 10:33 AM
  16. inthearmsofsl33p's Avatar
    its just a spoonful in the shake to make it taste less...disgusting lol
    10-01-08 11:40 AM
  17. vinnie_dugan's Avatar
    It is chocked full of fat. I would consider not taking a soy protein shake, try micro ionized whey. Most of the people that have whey allergies aren't disturbed by different filtered forms of whey.

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    10-01-08 11:43 AM
  18. inthearmsofsl33p's Avatar
    is it gluten free? cant have that either lol. i'm allergic to everything. literally. even coffee and broccoli. awesome.
    10-01-08 11:53 AM
  19. prince_1308's Avatar
    ciliac huh?
    10-01-08 12:18 PM
  20. vinnie_dugan's Avatar
    Most protein is gluten free. From what I've found a lot of people that have gluten allergies also have whey allergies. I've done a lot of reading, and apparently it has a lot to do with how you were raised and what foods you ate. I have helped a few people get over their gluten/whey allergies by introducing small quantities of either/both, over a period of months or even years.
    10-01-08 12:38 PM
  21. momonami's Avatar
    This is actually normal for someone who has never worked out or who has not worked out in a very long time. Its called being sore not abdominal strain lol when you do your first squats you will hate stairs hehe I know I did.

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    10-01-08 03:36 PM
  22. Pinkbuddy's Avatar
    True that you don't have to do direct abdominal workouts to achieve flatter abs. True that increasing your protein will help with weight loss while your recovering from your injury. Not true that you need to stay away from peanut butter. The fat in peanut butter is not derived from animal fat and is a good source of protein. There are good fats and bad ones and they affect the body differently. Look for more reliable sources like your healthcare provider or a nutritionist for valid information on this. There may be many of them on here but too hard to determine who they are and who you should listen to.

    10-01-08 08:28 PM
  23. vinnie_dugan's Avatar
    I wasn't referring to the health aspect, because as I'm sure you know, neither plant nor animal fats are particularly healthy for you outside of your rda. Even using the rda, I would supplement with fish oils before I would eat tons of fat. At the end of the day, a fat gram still contains 9 calories regardless of where it comes from. Now of course there are mcts which are a totally different subject...

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    10-01-08 08:38 PM
  24. judi912's Avatar
    Eat the peanut butter!!!

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    10-02-08 12:12 AM
  25. JustPlainJef's Avatar
    MMMmmmmm, peanut butter.........

    10-02-08 04:05 AM
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