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Old 09-15-2009, 06:27 AM   #1
Alexander Schmellerhine
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"Annie" is now renamed "Fannie" in my book.

I did Annie last night at my affiliate here in North Florida. I could feel the rubberized floor rubbing my rear end as I cranked out the situps. Yet, by the time I got home and showered up, I realized that I had literally rubbed my rear end raw. It's no laughing matter. Ever try to put a bandage on your butt cheek? Envision one hand holding a handheld mirror to reflect the wounded image in the medicine cabinet mirror while trying to steady a bandage onto the abrasion.

So, any suggestions on how to avoid this in the future? Fannie wounded from Annie, AS.
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Old 09-15-2009, 09:57 AM   #2
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Re: "Annie" is now renamed "Fannie" in my book.

Happenned to me ONCE! So I started doing GHD situps more often. But my affiliate has wrestling/tumbling mats that fix the problem too. There's a thread in the exercise section where someone mentioned using a yoga mat.

Another guy at my affiliate said his compression undershorts keep him from rubbing, but hasn't worked for me.
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Old 09-15-2009, 10:05 AM   #3
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Re: "Annie" is now renamed "Fannie" in my book.

I had to do a gaggle of GHD situps the other day and when I got done my shins no longer had any hair on them and they stung like heck in the shower. So the GHD situps aren't without their abrasive dangers as well.
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Old 09-16-2009, 09:18 AM   #4
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Re: "Annie" is now renamed "Fannie" in my book.

Are you doing AbMat situps by any chance? I was, and Fannie got me right good. Next time I'll do it with the AbMat on a towel.
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Old 09-16-2009, 04:00 PM   #5
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Re: "Annie" is now renamed "Fannie" in my book.

I find that if I have on boxer briefs, compression shorts, and regular or board shorts over both I don't get that from doing Annie. A single layer less clothing = raw spot.
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