Ok. I was all excited the other day because I did something I had never done before. I deadlifted 275lbs. (5x6) while doing CT’s leg day on his weight loss program. I really struggled on the 4th set and before the fifth I figured out that I had not tightened my core really well before that set, hence the problems.
I stepped up, tightened my abs, and pulled another 6 reps out of the air. During these reps, my core felt more strained than it ever has in my life.
I felt GREAT at first, having actually pulled it off. However, it's three days later, and after doing some ab work today I have what I can only describe as an ache in my lower abs. Doing the reverse crunches themselves did not hurt, but the ache increased after doing them. Does this sound like I pulled something deep in my abdomen? Or is it just sore in a way I have never experienced before because I lifted more and harder than I ever have in my life.