Problem with my abs?

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  1. jmezz

    jmezz layin in bed stretchin my pumped quads for hours

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    If I'm laying down and sit up slowly, my body starts to shake or spasm almost like some part of my abs are weak and having a hard time pulling me up.

    I train my abs 1x a week and I usually do 4-5 exercises with 3 sets of 10-15 reps each.

    I guess what I'm asking is what part of my midsection is weak and needs work?

    Ceaze you're really good with this kind of shit, help me out man. :hs:
     
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    phuree New Member

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    Move to 3x a week.
     
  3. jmezz

    jmezz layin in bed stretchin my pumped quads for hours

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    I think I'll bump it up to 2x a week and see what that gets me before I hit up 3x a week, 3x seems kind of excessive.

    I'd just like to know what I can focus on directly to fix that issue. It's like I have a seizure when I situp. :ugh:
     
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    work the roman chair 3 x a week and do really slow reps and see if that fixes it it might be your TVA
     
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    naw dude its your abs you can work em 3 x a week
     
  6. jmezz

    jmezz layin in bed stretchin my pumped quads for hours

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    Transverse abdominals? I'm gonna read up on them.

    I hit up the roman chair, I do leg lifts with my legs out with a 5lb dumbbell then I drop the 5lb dumbbell and pick up a 10lb db and do leg lifts with legs in.

    I'll look into this more, do you know if abs are fine with 1 day of rest inbetween working them again?
     
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    slurpster FLESHY FLAP VALVE NAVIGATOR OT Supporter

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    is it a full body type spasm or is it within a localized area? has this recently started? do you have any kind of stomach discomfort (gas, upset stomach, need to pop off a sewer pickle, etc)?
     
  8. jmezz

    jmezz layin in bed stretchin my pumped quads for hours

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    It's more centralized around my abdominals.

    It happens in the middle of the ROM of me getting up. The first part of ROM is ok, then I hit the middle and I start spasming, then once I'm more upright it goes away.

    If I was to hold the middle part I would keep spasming.

    Edit - I'd also like to note that this doesn't happen when I do decline situps. Mostly happens when I get up slowly.
     
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    they're getting too vascular and hindering function - eat more popeyes
     
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    jmezz layin in bed stretchin my pumped quads for hours

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    Actually I'm starting to lose sight of my abdominal veins but thanks anyway fuckface. :mad:
     
  11. slurpster

    slurpster FLESHY FLAP VALVE NAVIGATOR OT Supporter

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    try doing pelvic tilts. have they started recently?
     
  12. evolude

    evolude OT Supporter

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    sounds like just weak abs.
     
  13. LuciferBowels

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    ya, try pelvic tilts.
     
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    happens to me all the time on the way down, really hard to control.
     
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    you can work your calves and abs a shitload more than any other muscle group


    edit and forearms?
     
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    DTR rex New Member

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    You have weak abs.

    Train them twice a week and focus on hanging leg raises.
     
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    id go 3 they recover really fast
     
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    PurEvl going out gassed and not half assed...

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    use weight....
     
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    I personally think 15 sets of ab work is kinda overkill in one day. I would go to something like ~10 sets 2/3 x week.

    Minus whale. Just my 2 sense.
     
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    abs 3x a week
     
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    DTR rex New Member

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    Depends on preference.

    Some like to hit them hard twice a week, others like to go moderate 3 or 4 times a week. I like the switch it up. When I hit them more often they do feel tighter though.
     
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    do pelvic tilts and laying down leg extensions(?) while keeping your lower back pinned to the mat. This should also help if you have back pain while doing crunches.
     
  23. kilian

    kilian You've got quite a treasure there in that Horadric OT Supporter

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    word.

    If you don't weigh a lot, doing bodyweight ab exercises isn't going to give you much strength, just tone.

    Try doing these like 2-3 sets of 10 of up left rights (situp, left oblique twist up, right oblique twist up = 1) with a 25lb plate.
     
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