Abs still sore from core training....

  • mikey_101

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    Jun 17, 2011 1:09 PM GMT
    My abs are still sore from wednesdays core training day - I mixed things up from my usual routine, and its definaly worked.

    I planned on working my chest today - chest press and flys at diffrent angles superset with press-ups.

    With my abs and obliques still achy and re-growing from wednesdays session, should I wait another day to work my chest, it being so close and linked to core?
    ......or should I power on through?

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    Jun 17, 2011 2:44 PM GMT
    Personally, I won't do anything more than a short (<30 minutes) walk when I'm sore...anywhere.

    Example: I worked out Sun and Mon, and was sore Tue Wed and Thur (yesterday). Today is the first day I haven't been sore, so I'm also taking today off to make sure everything's healed completely before hitting it again tomorrow.

    PS. I don't workout by a schedule. I just work myself sore, then wait till one day after the soreness is gone and do it again. Not a standard workout program, but it seems to be working.
  • bad_wolf

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    Jun 17, 2011 2:51 PM GMT
    I agree with Paul - spreading out the areas is ideal but in cases it can hold back your development if you hold off future sessions.
    I would go ahead and do chest now, but would advise re-jigging the routine next week if you can.
  • musclepuppy

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    Jun 17, 2011 2:58 PM GMT
    I wouldn't put off chest just because your abs are sore, but that's just me. icon_surprised.gif
  • bad_wolf

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    Jun 17, 2011 2:58 PM GMT
    If you're doing a flat press what might help is resting your feet on the bench, you won't need to brace the core as much which would alleviate the discomfort.
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    Jun 17, 2011 3:09 PM GMT
    go ahead with your chest workout unless you feel that your ab sores would be in the way of chest.

    Also maybe you should do something after your workouts to lessen the soreness you'll get post workout. I find stretching and milk work for me, oddly, lol.
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    Jun 17, 2011 3:09 PM GMT
    bad_wolf saidI agree with Paul - spreading out the areas is ideal but in cases it can hold back your development if you hold off future sessions.
    I would go ahead and do chest now, but would advise re-jigging the routine next week if you can.
    It doesn't hold back the development, but it does slow it down. This is why I preach patience before anything else. Lack of patience (aka over-training) can lead to exhaustion, plateaus, grumpiness, sleep problems, and even injury.

    However, trial and error is a bitch. Sometimes - especially in the beginning - ya just gotta over-train to see where your body's limits are, because everyone is different.
  • mikey_101

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    Jun 20, 2011 8:08 AM GMT
    thanks for the relpys guys - sorry its taken me so long to get back.... I stay off-line at the weekends.

    Yayo: after spending 6months doing a regemented gym routine of split over the week on specific days, I have relaxed over the last month or so....... I didnt see any gains on the old way - I'm hoping my more relaxed approach of only training once the soreness has gone will pay off.

    Its been roughly 2 or 3, sometimes 4 sessions a week and only when that body part has stopped throbbing....... kindof like what you were suggesting Paulflexes.


    bangitup: streching is something I do before and after each work out, and often in the sauna if its quiet enough to get the heat into the muscles aswell, then re-stretch in the pool where its cool again...... milk.. to drink?


    Anyway, I decided to not bother working my chest - I did a little interval training instead.