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RE:rib pain during stomach crunches?
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am I doing something wrong?
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RE:rib pain during stomach crunches?
7/6/05 9:22 PM as a reply to tbbuser.
For some reason, when I do stomach crunches, straight up, and oblique, etc. My ribs hurt! I concentrate on crunching my stomach to the floor, while exhaling like I'm supposed to be. Is this a common thing??
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RE:rib pain during stomach crunches?
7/7/05 10:37 AM as a reply to tbbuser.
Hurt, like good muscle hurt? Is it getting worse? Does it go away?
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RE:rib pain during stomach crunches?
7/7/05 9:04 PM as a reply to tbbuser.
It doesn't feel like muscle hurt, instead, it feels like my ribs are jamming into my muscles. I only feel it during the crunches, I feel no pain afterwards at all.

It's mostly when I have my legs up, or doing reverse crunches, is it possible that I'm concentrating so hard on keeping my abs in that I'm also forcing my ribs down too?? When I'm doing oblique crunches with my legs up, I don't feel any "pain" in my obliques at all, because I feel it in my ribs so much!! The only time I feel a workout in my stomach is during bicycles or dual crunches if I make sure I bring my legs down far enough.
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RE:rib pain during stomach crunches?
7/8/05 1:52 PM as a reply to tbbuser.
bumping up^^ emoticon
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RE:rib pain during stomach crunches?
7/11/05 12:03 PM as a reply to tbbuser.
Hmm, I heard of loads of problems but this one is new. I'm trying to vizualize exactly what is going on. You did a pretty good job with your description.

Couple of questions, first. How long have you been at it and, when you fail or finish your workout, does your stomach feel tight and tired?
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RE:rib pain during stomach crunches?
7/11/05 1:44 PM as a reply to tbbuser.
Do not take this as truth, but this is a consideration.

Are you constapated at all, when bowls back up it can cause this pain. If that is not the case, I am sure the Fitness Advisor can help you further. If not I would suggest seeing a doctor, you should not ignore pain in your abdomen because it could be a sign of something that needs to be taken care of.

Also, does you get this pain when you do cross knee lifts...meaning brining left knee to right elbow and vis versa?
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RE:rib pain during stomach crunches?
7/11/05 2:04 PM as a reply to tbbuser.
how long I've been at it.....well, I've worked ouot since I was a teenager (I'm 32 now). I used to have paing in my neck when I did crunches, and that was even lightly supporting the neck with the fingertips (no, I don't pull on my neck). In the past couple of years, I've really tried to focus on keeping my stomach muscles in, keeping my lower back to the ground during crunches, and thats when I've noticed the ribs issue.

My stomach is actually my best asset, always been, and I credit it to the fact that I read along time ago that one of the best exercises for your stomach is to continuously hold the muscles in. My stomach is in pretty good shape, except for a very small pooch in the lower belly that I've never been able to get rid of. Ab exercises are my favorite part of the workout because they actually feel GOOD to me, how crazy is that? My stomach doesn't normally feel tired after abs unless I do bicycles, or anything that works the lower abs.

the problem seems to be when I'm working the upper abs or obliques, I'm able to finish the ab workout with no problem, because my upper abs and obliques never feel any pain.

Another crazy thing, when I do the standing oblique crunches, I only feel stretching and a welcomed break, no matter how far I crunch down.

I'm hoping this all makes since, it just feels like the bottom of my ribs are poking into my stomach!!
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RE:rib pain during stomach crunches?
7/11/05 3:09 PM as a reply to tbbuser.
I really don't know, especially since it's been going on forever. That tells me maybe it's not really a problem--especially since your stomach is in good shape. Without seeing you it's going to be quite hard to diagnose this. It could be that if you are really flexing your stomach all that time maybe the muscles are in a state of almost constant contraction. I've only heard of this in extremeties so it probably isn't that. And this "pain" must not progress or you would have seen a professional about it by now. Since a lot of pain is percieved, so that it's hard to tell whether it's good or bad, I would suggest you run this by your doctor. If you doc is clueless, try and trainer or physical therapist who will be more familiar with exercise-induced problems.

Sorry I couldn't be more help.
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RE:rib pain during stomach crunches?
7/11/05 3:51 PM as a reply to tbbuser.
its not too painful, just enough to be annoying

but do you think I'm doing something wrong, that I'm not working the upper body and obliques correctly??

and like I said, its fine afterwards
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RE:rib pain during stomach crunches?
7/12/05 1:36 PM as a reply to tbbuser.
It's really hard to say. You should talk to someone in person!
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