Abdominal Crunches and Nausea

  1. Registered User
    MashedPotato's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Dallas, TX
    Age
    29
    Posts
    1,192
    Rep Power
    718

    Abdominal Crunches and Nausea


    Hey guys,

    Hope you can all help me here of give some advice. Recently i upped the intensity of my ab training as i simply wasnt seeing any results from my prior plateau.

    Hower, the increased intensity results in some bad heartburn and digestive problems (general stomach cramping and extreme bloatedness) about 2-3 hours post workout, all the way up until my next workout.

    It seems my digestive system takes a blow everytime i do my abs, no matter the exersise. Other than taking the intensity back and not seeing any further results, anyone have any suggestions?

    It feels like i get hit with IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) every time i do abs, which otherwise isnt there when i dont. Almost as if the exersise throws off the natural rhythm of the digestive tract.

    Anyway, the heartburn is a killer (im taking zantac 75 for it) and the nausea gets me every morning.

    Any suggestions guys?

  2. Registered User
    Nightwanderer's Avatar
    Stats
    5'6"   lbs.
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Jupiter, FL
    Posts
    1,307
    Rep Power
    732

    at age 23 and working out? yeah, if it's not either:
    your diet
    not enough time elapsed between meals & workouts
    harsh supplements like 'fat burners', etc

    it's something you should see a doc about. If you adjust your diet, supplement intake and workout schedule and don't see a change,
    you're having a serious issue. At 23 and especially in shape, there are people who have never had heart burn, much less coupled with nausea and severe enough to need to take antacids regularly.
  3. Registered User
    MashedPotato's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Dallas, TX
    Age
    29
    Posts
    1,192
    Rep Power
    718

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightwanderer View Post
    at age 23 and working out? yeah, if it's not either:
    your diet
    not enough time elapsed between meals & workouts
    harsh supplements like 'fat burners', etc

    it's something you should see a doc about. If you adjust your diet, supplement intake and workout schedule and don't see a change,
    you're having a serious issue. At 23 and especially in shape, there are people who have never had heart burn, much less coupled with nausea and severe enough to need to take antacids regularly.
    Yeah, i think i may just see the doc. I have no problems when working out, no nausea no nothing, just after i work out is when it become a problem.

    When i dont do abs, im fine. Nothing to complain about.
    •   
       

  4. Registered User
    dlew308's Avatar
    Stats
    6'0"  185 lbs.
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    People's Republic of Kalifornia
    Age
    39
    Posts
    1,648
    Rep Power
    920

    See a stomach doc.

    You're quite young to suffer with heartburn, maybe there's a pulled muscle or something.
  5. Running with the Big Boys
    Board Sponsor
    crader's Avatar
    Stats
    5'3"  126 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Age
    40
    Posts
    7,259
    Rep Power
    51552

    I agreee with the DR thing. In the meantime I would say all I would do is the one where you lay on a bench lift your head and do leg kicks. Then at least you are not curled up on your stomach.
  6. Registered User
    T-Bone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Northeastern United States
    Posts
    15,495
    Rep Power
    4204663

    Quote Originally Posted by MashedPotato View Post
    Hey guys,

    Hope you can all help me here of give some advice. Recently i upped the intensity of my ab training as i simply wasnt seeing any results from my prior plateau.

    Hower, the increased intensity results in some bad heartburn and digestive problems (general stomach cramping and extreme bloatedness) about 2-3 hours post workout, all the way up until my next workout.

    It seems my digestive system takes a blow everytime i do my abs, no matter the exersise. Other than taking the intensity back and not seeing any further results, anyone have any suggestions?

    It feels like i get hit with IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) every time i do abs, which otherwise isnt there when i dont. Almost as if the exersise throws off the natural rhythm of the digestive tract.

    Anyway, the heartburn is a killer (im taking zantac 75 for it) and the nausea gets me every morning.

    Any suggestions guys?

    You can't be "hit with IBS". You have to have a colonoscopy to get it diagnosed.
  7. Registered User
    MashedPotato's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Dallas, TX
    Age
    29
    Posts
    1,192
    Rep Power
    718

    Quote Originally Posted by T-Bone View Post
    You can't be "hit with IBS". You have to have a colonoscopy to get it diagnosed.
    Thanks guys, i actually solved the problem. It seems that the DCP im current taking was causing heartburn which was being exagerated after a particually hard workout (the ab area).


    Lowered the DCP from 3 x 3 per day to 4 x 3 per day did the trick. For some reason the ab workouts aggrivated the indegestion and heartburn caused by the dcp post w/o.

    Thanks again guys. However i will get it checked out just to be safe. Better safe than sorry right.
  •   

      
     

Similar Forum Threads

  1. SITUPS VS CRUNCHES
    By mjdalegend in forum Training Forum
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 02-04-2010, 07:47 PM
  2. Abdominal fat
    By Beebs in forum Weight Loss
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 03-04-2009, 02:04 PM
  3. Question about crunches
    By SuppKnight in forum Exercise Science
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 12-21-2008, 09:06 AM
  4. How effective are hanging crunches?
    By Fergs103 in forum Exercise Science
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-13-2008, 04:28 PM
  5. Poll:Situps/crunches
    By curt2go in forum General Chat
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 09-29-2004, 01:05 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Log in

Log in