Hi fitness folks,
I did an ab routine last night for the first time probably since I had to do sit-ups in middle school. My abs are sore today, which I don't mind at all, as that's what I intended to do. However, my lower back is also very sore, particularly the muscles on like... either side of my spine. (You can feel them flex when you walk and have your hand on your lower back, if that helps.)
It's not incredibly painful, it's just regular muscular soreness, so I'm sure I didn't hurt myself or anything, but I'm wondering if it's normal to be sore on your back when you do ab stuff after, oh, 10 years of not bothering? Does this happen generally when you do ab work? I just didn't expect it and that's why I'm acutely aware of the soreness.
And for general FYI, I was doing the AbJam workout on the basic TurboJam dvd. It consists of 10 minutes standing ab work and 10 minutes on the ground.
And if the general verdict is that I'm normal (
), does anyone have a particularly effective stretch for this area?