Have any of you ever heard of something like this happening to someone? Pre.S.: I know it's long. Also, looking back on it now, I realize there were all kinds of things wrong with what I did to my abs, so I'm not looking for criticism there... I just want to know if anyone has experienced or heard of something something similar. About 3 weeks ago, I decided to work out with a couple friends who were doing "Arnold pyramids" for their ab routine, where they'd essentially take some dumbbells in each hand and do sit-ups on a decline bench. The pyramid was: 40 30 20 15 12 ... I stopped here out of pain. Well, it'd been a while since I'd done abs, so I just did regular sit-ups with no weight, then added very small (no more than 5lb) in each hand until my 5th set (12). I couldn't finish that set, so didn't continue. Well, two days later, I could hardly move, and could hardly walk up-right. My piss was funky, a very dark yellow-brown, and this lasted for two days. I drank a LOT of water (~1.5 gallons/day), thinking that my body was trying to wash out waste. After the soreness went away after about 6 days, I found that my lower stomach felt very jiggly. This was very unusual, considering I'm a pretty scrawny guy. I had visible pudge around that area, and it was tender to the touch. Fast forward to today: I can still not do sit-ups 20 days after the initial work-out. I feel like there is simply no muscle there - it's not weak or sore, it's just gone. It's so fucking strange... Thoughts? Suggestions?