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    ootb is offline Member
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    Default Oblique pain?

    Has anyone else had a problem with this?

    My oblique muscles are chronically tight and sore, even to the touch (both sides). I've been searching the internet to see if this is common and what might be causing it.

    Thanks,

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    Default Oblique pain?

    I forgot to mention I had to stop doing deadlifts because it seems to aggrivate the condition, whatever it is.

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    Default Oblique pain?

    If you post a training log - we could help you.

    I am guessing an overuse injury of some sort... (since it is both of them)

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    Default Sounds like

    The obliques should be some of the most-used muscles of an athlete. That you have problems with them sounds like you are not in shape? They typically take such a pounding -- like calves and forearms do -- that people get them in reasonable shape fairly quickly.

    Deadlifts ring a bell here. They can put extreme strain on your core. You might be doing too much volume on them for your obliques at present. Your obliques would probably catch up extremely quickly on a GTG program, but I have no idea if that would fit into your goals.

    We need to hear you tell us what your goals are and what you are doing now, before we can say much to help you.

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    Default Do you sit alot?

    how old are you and what are you doing in training?

    the obliques when they fire together, cause the pelvis to posteriorly rotate. THis also happens when you sit with poor posture. Spend too long in this position and the muscles can get chronically shortened and be tight, sore and hard to stretch out.
    just a thought. need more info

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    I've been thinking about posting a training log so I will probably do that.

    I think I'm in pretty decent shape. Especially since I've been training with KBs since mid feb of 2006 and have been working out for years. Overuse is a possiblilty especially since I'm 44 and train as hard as I did at 20. I am careful not to overtrain though...

    One other thing I thought of was that I suffered a fall several years ago when I was a construction worker. It didn't cause any structural damage but it took me a few weeks to decompress and I've had a lot more aches and pains ever since.

    Thanks,

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    Default Do you sit alot?

    Thank you,

    Since I currently have a desk job, yes I do sit a lot. I have noticed that after I've been sitting for a while and stand up, I'm stiff as a board, so to speak. Trunk rotation is especially painful sometimes.

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    Default Do you sit alot?

    I have similar issues with tight lower abs/obliques tied to my lower back problems. I do alot of decompresion hanging from an overhead bar,back bends and side bends over a stability ball, and tons of upward facing dog stretches.

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