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Sore Abs From Cardio


#1

Alright,I started cardio again bout 2-3 weeks ago,i do b-ball with 50 yard dashs(i do 4) ill go do like 20 clap-ups shoot for 5 mins then do a sprint,then repeat.I jog around when I'm shooting and I always keep my body as tight as I can when I run.My abs hurt worse after my cardio day then when I work them in the gym,anyone have ideas about why this might be?my obliques hurt the most after cardio


#2

There is a rotational component that your obliques have to counter with one foot on the ground.
So left foot on ground R obilque fires, right foot on ground L oblique fires.

This a simplified version of
running gait muscle recruitment patterns
I would get the same soreness after my first track workout of the season.
Hope this explination helps.
Dr. Tim


#3

i can see that,thank you


#4

also, if your back is tight, it will put more strain on your abs to keep you upright. probablythough, its what drtim said, but watch out for that