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Sore stomach muscles after running. (Read 10879 times)

    The muscles in my lower abdomen are sore after I run sometimes. It doesn't happen every workout but, if I run with extra effort or do a longish route my abs feels like I've done a bunch of crunches. I know if I do the ab exercises I always manage to avoid my stomach muscles would get better conditioned. The thing is when I ran before, long ago, I don't remember getting sore abs. Does anybody else get sore abs when they run?

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    Needs more cowbell!

      Yep. Longer runs. Before my HM I would get really tight/sore for about the last half-hour or so (I was running 2.5 hours right before the race). Like you said, it feels like you've done crunches. k

      Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"

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      • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)


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        how odd. If it feels like you've done crunches, do your abs start looking better after some time? Wink
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        Needs more cowbell!

          how odd. If it feels like you've done crunches, do your abs start looking better after some time? Wink
          You'd think...but I've had no such luck! Tongue k

          Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"

          '14 Goals:

          • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

          • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

            Who knows? Maybe I have a set of sixpack abs under my jellyroll.

            If ye like the nut, crack it.

             

              I have and had to start to do strengh training for my lower abdomen. I thought that with my running they would get stronger, but it did not happen. I had to stop running all together and only do strengh training. After a few weeks I was back to running. I also picked up some lean muscle maximizer by cyto gainer. I only take one shake a day of it.
                I just read an article about this from active.com about deep abs and how they help stabilize the pelvis during running - it helps save energy and maximize the efficiency of your stride. The article has some exercises to do to help with this - I tried the navel to the spine thing today while I ran and I did feel like I was getting more forward thrust from my stride! Huh, you never know..... here's the link to the article http://active.com/story.cfm?story_id=13697
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