I am bringing this up for the simple fact that, I perform all these abdominal-intensive exercises and I have no problems. In fact, I get a great tingle feeling as I am doing them. Yet, I wash my hair and I’m out of commission for a week. This is what I don’t understand. Do you use a different set of muscles when arching your back (another exercise I do, but my stomach is fully supported) as opposed to crunches, etc? Anyway, that’s where it stands for me. If I put a positive spin on this, you can say that it happened at the perfect time.
In order to prevent a possible plateau every 6 weeks or so, I take a week and relax. Yes, it came at the right time, but I really didn’t want to take THIS week off. Oh well, time to go. Have a good week everyone.