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Old 05-17-2009, 10:36 AM
cekud cekud is offline
Join Date: May 2009
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Default Need help with a sit-up problem.

I'm trying to go ahead and get to the point where i can reach all my pt test requirements before i actually go take it. I just started out with 65 paced sit-ups a day in under three minutes and am just going to work on shaving a minute off. I've been doing this for about a week now. My problem is that I pretty much have no fat at all on my tailbone area and no butt either, making that area very flat. So I've noticed that I get really sore from doing sit-ups on the floor because I don't have much cushioning back there to begin with. The soreness makes it hard to continue my routine and it hurts. I decided to just invest in a yoga mat of sorts to see if that might help some and it did, some. But the issue is that I can't really take a yoga mat to basic! My question is, in basic will i be doing sit-ups on concrete or mats or how does this work? (I've actually done some research and found out that sit-ups on hard surfaces can throw your hips out of alignment and are really bad for your lower back.) Should I just deem myself disqualified because I can't even handle a sit-up on a hard surface because I have no padding on my butt area? Some videos I've seen of basic, people are doing sit-ups on mats. Any advice as to if this will just wear off or anything I could do to make it less painful? Thank you.

Last edited by cekud; 05-17-2009 at 11:26 AM..
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