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06/12/2013 at 6:47 am #70259Spencer RudeyParticipantHi
I did 150 reps of situps while holding a medicine ball up highI felt sore there for a couple daysThen a week later I did another 150 repsNow I goto sleep curled up in a ball and I cant even do 1 front situpI felt some pain around my bellybutton for a few days which freaked me outBut that seems to have goneNow its just an overall tightness around my stomach and solar plexusIts all in the front
But not down low and I have no backpainMy side abs feel good too I can do side situps no problemBut I cant twist from 1 side to the other or sprawl out fastIts been around 4 weeks
I have been training alot of boxing and running these past weeks without the situps
But its not improving I think its getting worseIm leaning back in my chair atm tryna stretch outI feel like the cause may be the PSOAS muscle from what i have read onlineBut then most people are discussing back or Hip pain but im not feeling that at all
I need some advice on what to do and what to avoidAny tips appreciatedPeace David D
06/12/2013 at 1:44 pm #72165Anonymous
It sounds like you should consult a doctor.
It has been around a month with no improvements and possibly getting worse.
06/13/2013 at 1:27 am #72173Spencer RudeyParticipant
My GP usually just says to stop doing what im doing which is prob good advice lol
Just an update
Last night after watching Kellys video I gave that a go
I tried rolling a tennis ball on the hip flexor area
I just did it for 5-10 minutes and I was laying on a mattress too so I dont think i was doing muchI didn’t feel any immediate effect
But this morning I feel 100x beter
I can barely feel any tightness and I dont think I curled up as much when I slept
I layed straighter for the most part
So maybe by relaxing the hip area a bit it put less pressure on the whole muscle
And then sleeping a bit straighter just lengthened it out
And thats why I feel better right now
Its too early to tell so Ill let you know tommorrow if i really feel better or im just imagining it
Peace David D
06/13/2013 at 9:50 pm #72183Anonymous
Great to hear you are seeing improvements with this.
Next do it on the floor vs doing it on a mattress.
Here are a couple episodes that hit on sleeping positions which will help to continue to improve the situation.
Episode 39: Sleep, Pillows, and What Your Low Back Says About Your KB Swing
Adaptation Error: Don’t Sleep on Your Stomach & The Right Bed
This may hit some that will help improvement in that area as well.
Jill Miller Smashes Your Guts! (and psoas, and tacked down viscera, and matted down abdominals…) Part 2
06/16/2013 at 1:48 am #72203Spencer RudeyParticipant
Cool thanks Kait
I still felt good the next day almost back to norm
Then I went to the gym and did all sorts of rolling around on a foam roller and stretching and I still felt good
Then I carried some cement bags down to the garage
I didn’t feel anything but later I could feel the tightness around my stomach is back
Not as bad but its back
I felt around my upper abs and if I tense them I can feel a vertical line of muscle form right in the middle
So I googled that and found all this info on the rectus abdominus muscle
And how that can separate in people!
I can’t feel any gap and its not sticking out but I can feel this line of muscle clearly
If I push into that I can feel that tightness feeling worsen
This is right where my problem feels too
And apparently those medicine ball situps are a test to indicate damage to this muscle
There is no way I could do even 1 rep now, where I could do 50 before
So I was wondering if you have some videos on this muscle specificallyAny tips appreciated
Thanks David D
06/17/2013 at 12:11 am #72208Anonymous
Sounds like some professional help may be needed.
This is an ongoing situation that improves then slides back.
You need to identify the cause so the cause is addressed and all symptoms go away.
Symptoms will not go away until the cause of the issue goes away.
06/18/2013 at 3:18 am #72213Spencer RudeyParticipant
Ok thanks I made an appointment with a sports physio for friday
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