Did my morning workouts earlier. Started with sit ups, after a few reps in I had a sharp pain coming from both sides.. I've never had that pain before and by time I was done I was almost in tears. Does anyone know what it could be? I was thinking it is just because I'm out of shape and my body isn't used to it yet. Now it hurts to bend down or turn the wrong way?...
Is it a sharp pain that's deep in your muscle/sides or is shallow. And what an exercise were you doing, just sit ups?
It's a sharp pain. I did sit ups, crunches, leg raises, plank, and squats. But I did the sit up first and after the first 5 that's when the pain started. I'm on day five of my journey.
If the pain is a bit different from the good kind the muscle sourness than you'll be safer visiting a physician than being sorry later I get sore from time to time but the pain is never sharp so get it checked of it isn't manageable
And you should be giving abs and all muscles proper recovery time if you're training to failure or weighted exercises
Well I kind of figured that is was just because I haven't worked out in a long time. That my body wasn't used to it yet.
I'm just doing basic exercises for now to get my body used to first. I have a knee injury so it's hard to do some exercises. I stretch before I exercise, and I take rest days.
Yea, if it's a sharp, specific pain then you may need to cut back on the exercising and see a doc. If it's the warm fuzzy muscle pain that radiates all over the muscle then it's the exercise working. Lol. Make sure you give yourself the appropriate warm up and warm down (stretching) before and after you exercise. It helps alot to prevent injuries. And it's always best to ease back into being active again.
Is it on the upper part if the hip or where your legs attach to your body?
Thanks, didn't know that.
It hurts now as well, just not like it did when I was doing the sit ups. It didn't really hurt when I was doing crunches or my other exercises.