Ab Cramping

I have been lifting for a number of years but never focused on my abs. Now after I do a couple of sets of almost any ab exercise I get horrible ab cramps. I am not cramping with any other body part and I try to drink at least a gallon of H20 daily. Any suggestions, I’m tending to avoid targeting this area because of the intense pain!

I have had similar experiences with squats. I hadn’t performed any for quite some time and after and the next day i suffered cramps in my outer quads. They passed after a few workouts. Have a look at Paul Checks articles section (http://www.checkinstitute.com/ articles.cfm?select=12) and see if you can find a practical pain free and functional solution exercise.