What's the deal with that sharp pain in your side when you're trying to win that marathon? SciShow has the answers!
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I personally think it has to do with something in your abdomin not getting enough blood flow do to redirection to your fight or flight system. I don't get stitches after being completely warmed up I only get them before I am warmed up and still pushing myself. The body redirects blood to power your muscles before your heart and lungs catch up and something in your abdomin gets HANGRY for oxygen.
I thought these were "oxygen cramps", and I was told that as your stamina increases, you get them less (never). When I used to run track (now I do treadmill/stairmaster/weights), I got into the habit of inhaling for n count, and exhaling for n+1 count to really empty out your lungs; at around 7<=n<=11, you're getting oxygen pretty efficiently.
Wow, had no idea this wasnt normal haha. I’ve always had these stitches since I can remember and always thought everyone got them. I was always bad at sport primarily because of this pain, even just walking after some time does this and it doesnt matter how fit and active I am its still just as bad. I just have to take exercise really easily.
When this happens in pe I will just use my hands and move my organs around it helps for a little bit then I have to move them again my family’s weird so if your wondering how I can do this just know I’m weird and my family is weird
I cant remember who said it (probs my biology teacher, probs not) but we apparently get it from lack of oxygen in the muscles, so the muscles produce energy without the usage of oxygen, but also release some sort of waste that makes this happen. Or was it something else?
The difference between our left and right side is what causes it. We do overlook our abdominal muscles and other smaller groups(mainly around the pelvis) involved while we strengthen only the big ones, like the quadriceps.
So when you’re running or cycling or swimming the core tries to balance this imbalance that rotates the core more than it should on side and this happens.
Exercise on all 4 axis of the leg,all abdominal and back muscles.
I had a stitch but it lasted like almost 3 months so I went to the doctor and he told me that I had broken something inside and had to have surgery for some reason and I agreed and I dont feel anything anymore I think it worked....
How to prevent this: breathe only when you're stepping on your right foot, but you don't have to breathe EVERY time your right foot hits the ground, but when you have to breathe make sure you're are stepping on your right foot
I get side stitches after jogging for 30 seconds, even if I have nothing at all in my stomach. Everyone just tells me I'm out of shape (which I don't deny) but I highly doubt the side stitches I've been having since I was old enough to run are due to my fitness level
Hey there is no such thing!! A stich is something that is sewn with thread or something so unless you sewed up your side you never had side stitches. You are all so stupid saying that some pain in your side is a stich. That's the stupidest thing Ive ever heard...Morons
To save you some time reading all the stupid comments made by people who believe whatever a teacher or a coach tells them ... a stitch is spasms in the diaphragm the same as hiccups,,, that comes from my wife who is an RN and learned that from medical doctors who teach . Not some gym teacher who has even less training then me in medicine and anatomy...
If you are a long distance or Mile runner, push past the pain for at least 40 steps, depending on the distance. If you push past it theres a good chance of getting you 2nd wind, which is a great feeling and will definently help you if your competing. If you have problems with your lung dont do it, but if you can normally run your distance its a great feeling to get your runners high
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