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BARBANNA SparkPoints: (108,158)
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7/10/14 9:01 P

happens every time if you get a good workout

CHERIMOOSE Posts: 394
7/10/14 8:36 P

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I do some strength training for upper body and do cycling for lower body/cardio.
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I kinda suspected you don't do lower body strength training, because good leg exercises like squats and deadlifts are excellent core exercises too, often eliminating the need for additional ab work. Cycling is more for endurance than strength. Most cyclists discover this when they find they cannot walk the day after doing squats for the first time. emoticon
I would add some squats & DLs - but only 1 set each the first day, to minimize soreness. Check Youtube for instructional vids.


DA_REH SparkPoints: (4,968)
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7/10/14 5:35 P

Thanks CHERIMOOSE. I do some strength training for upper body and do cycling for lower body/cardio.

CHERIMOOSE Posts: 394
7/9/14 1:04 P

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I feel some soreness in the lower portion, but mostly its in the muscles right where my ribs meet. They're really sore, tender to the touch. I'm just wondering if that because they're the weakest.
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Not necessarily. The upper portion of the abs can work a little harder on certain exercises like crunches, so that might explain the soreness there. But the lower portion still got a workout, even if you don't feel soreness after.

Do you do strength training for the rest of your body?

SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 62,398
7/9/14 6:09 A

If it's just soreness and not pain, then you're probably just using muscles you haven't used in a while. I know what that's like after having kids ;)

Coach Jen

DA_REH SparkPoints: (4,968)
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7/8/14 10:08 P

Thanks, Jen. I was just concerned that I was only feeling soreness by my ribs and not really anywhere else. I was curious if I was doing something wrong.

SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 62,398
7/8/14 6:30 P

It's normal to be sore when you start working muscles that haven't been used in a long time. The soreness 2 days after a workout is typically the worst, but it should get better after that.

Hang in there!

Coach Jen

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7/8/14 4:24 P

I've started to actually work my abs with Coach Nicole's 15 min abs workout. I feel some soreness in the lower portion, but mostly its in the muscles right where my ribs meet. They're really sore, tender to the touch. I'm just wondering if that because they're the weakest. I had a kid 3yrs ago and I haven't worked my abs at all, so I know that my core is very weak. I'm just wondering if the muscles near my ribs should be this sore?
Any answers are appreciated! Thanks. emoticon

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