Imagine that you are weight lifting, and all of a sudden something goes numb and you are not really expecting that. Hopefully, it does not happen when you have heavy weights above you; in my case, it happened as I was hanging suspended in the air.

I was finishing up my workout this morning and was on my 2nd or 3rd set of hanging leg raises. You put your hands on a couple hooks and your arms in some straps and hang suspended above the floor with your arms perpendicular to your body. Your forearms will then be parallel to your body as your elbows should be at about a 90°-110° angle to grasp the hooks. You lift your knees up to your chest, lower them, and repeat. As I was doing this, I felt a real quick numbness just above my left hip. If you have ever hit your funny bone on your arm, it felt a lot like that except above my hip and only lasting less than a second.

I decided to cut out the end of my workout (which was 1 set of hanging leg raises and 3 sets on the rotary torso machine) and I feel fine now, so I am not too worried. I probably just cut off circulation by not having my arm well positioned. When I swim tomorrow or lift Wednesday, I will see if I have any more problems, but I doubt it.

Have you ever had anything like that happen? It is not something I would treat lightly; while I am not particularly worried that there is any kind of pulled muscle or anything of that sort, I would not want to risk anything under the circumstances. Thankfully, I was at the end of the workout so cutting it short did not really impact it too much.