Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Shredmonton Illberta
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Hey guys, first post in the slam section but i didn't really take just one hard slam, more like a bunch of little ones. last friday i was out riding the full day plus night riding (9 AM to 9 PM with about an hour of break time) and i think i strained the muscles in my abs. i have been pushing really hard to get better at 360s and backside 180s with grabs so i fell a LOT. i didn't really have any super hard crashes, but i pick myself up on the heel edge so it's almost like a sit up every time i get back up. after the day was done i felt pretty good, but the next day i found it pretty hard to get out of bed because my ab muscles hurt.
the pain when sitting up from a horizontal position continued and then today i went riding again. everything was all good and i felt great but then i washed out goin pretty fast and instinctively tried to bring my board up to slide on my back. unfortunately my board would not come up and i felt a shooting pain in my ab muscles on the right side. this persisted for the rest of the day. i took some tylenol at lunch and it improved the pain slightly but every time i fell i could barely get back up without destroying my abs.
so what i would like to know is what you guys think i've done to myself. i don't think it's as bad as a tear but i don't know much about this type of injury. i think there is a higher likelihood i pulled the muscles but i'm not really sure. they don't hurt now that i'm home unless i am trying to get out of bed, in which case i roll myself over and get up that way cause the pain is pretty bad.
thanks for reading my long post, i'd love some feedback.