Our expert says:
Sorry about the injury - those stomach muscle strains can be a real problem. Unfortunately, they're in an awkward spot and impossible to rehab effectively, so you kind of just have to rest and avoid aggravating them further.
You'll find that it's a nagging problem, but that once it starts to heal, it fixes itself up quickly. So for now, leave out what you can't do, and just give it time. If you force it, then you just delay the healing.
As for the stretching, I'd suggest you do a few light ab exercises. You have to stretch and warmup dynamically. Those static stretches you do for other muscles are not really very effective anyway. So the best is a very gradual easing into the training session - a walk, a jog, a couple of light exercises, and then get going on the real thing.
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