When I do sit ups I get to about 30ish and my stomach starts to cramp up. When I stop and let the cramping subside my abs start to twitch. The twitching is not painful and is just like those random twitches you would get in your leg or arm. I have tried to power through the cramps but within 5-10 more sit ups my whole stomach is cramped to the point where I'm stuck in sort of a half way sit up position. I drink a gallonish of water a day, I eat pretty decent, Take Animal Pak and do the rest of my workouts (bench, dead, squat, etc.) with out any cramping at all.
10-18-2007, 08:50 PM #1
Abdominals cramping during situps
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10-18-2007, 10:46 PM #3
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About 99% of muscle cramps have to do with a magnesium defficiency. Magnesium stabilizes the muscle cell membrane; thus a defficiency causes the membrane to be hyperpolarize and contract (cramp) when it shouldn't.
Supplement with a form of magnesium ending in "ate" like citrate or malate.Dr Clay Hyght, DC, CSCS, CISSN
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08-07-2015, 03:00 PM #9
When I do sit up my intestines contract or cramps. Its not my abdominal muscle that cramps it is my intestines. I dont do much sit ups as it will immediately cramp up once I do even just 8-10 sit ups. I also have a lot of fats in my stomach area...is this why? or do I have any minerals deficiency? Any advise?
Also, I've been just doing abdominal work out standing up...it doesnt cramp up at all when I do it standing up ...only when I do sit up from the floor then my intestines cramps up...just weird....
I find more effective result when I do sit ups from the floor...rather than standing up....any suggestions?