If you need your daily dose of basic exercise; a couple of push-ups, chin ups and sit ups, and you struggle with the latter. Since sit ups strain the lower abdominal muscles and that is what has been precisely damaged, you may experience sharp and extreme levels of pain depending on how intense the injury was.
The pain often lasts much longer than anticipated. The best way to deal with this is to avoid abdominal sit ups and look for alternatives to the workout. Single arm weighted carries, and side planks are great replacements.
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