A few days ago, I did an ab workout that was harder than usual. Most of the time I do side bends with a 45 pound plate as well as some planks with no weight. However this time I did some mason twists with a medicine ball (not sure of its exact weight). I believe I did three sets of 12, so I wasn't doing anything extreme. I also stood up holding a 25 pound plate and did some twists from side to side. Again, I did not do more than 50 reps total.
That evening and the next day, I had a horrible stomach ache. It was definitely not the feeling of muscle soreness nor was is nausea. It was more of the bloated air-in-the-stomach feeling that you get if you are lactose intolerant and have some milk. I did not consume any dairy. I can't remember what exactly I ate, but it was nothing unusual. It was a meal that I eat very frequently. This feeling lasted all day and finally began to die down the next morning.
Twice before I have had slight digestive discomfort after doing weighted ab twists, but this time the issues were much worse. This is why I was wondering if there is some correlation, since I have noticed this more than once. Does the twisting motion have anything to do with this?
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on April 13, 2013
at 01:37 AM
no it does not. watch your breathing next time and notice you are swallowing air. another possibility is that your preworkout meal may need to be eaten earlier so that you are on an empty stomach, and move your post workout meal to immediately after your workout so your gastrointestinal enzymes have something to break down instead of your stomach lining, causing aches and gas.