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Doing Sit-Ups (crunches) Will Save Your Back!

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Not only will abdominal exercises strengthen your bones and the muscles of the back, but they'll also strengthen your entire midsection - which takes weight and pressure off your back. So add crunches to your routine as well as leg lifts and bent-over back rows. (You: The Owner's Manual)

- Submitted by EDWARDS1411 4/8/2010 in Exercise | 3 Comments
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_PAULA_H 4/22/2010 11:22:00 AM

    Crunches or sit-ups do help strengthen your back. But you must listen to your back also. It depends on what kind of problems you have. Sit-ups may agravate one type where reverse-crunches will actually help.
BAREADER 4/8/2010 11:12:00 AM

    Pilates will do the same thing, strengthen your core and save your back. I was doing it for awhile and it really helped, now I need to get back to it.
SPECIALGURL7 4/8/2010 9:44:00 AM

    I figured this was why my back was hurting, but this confirms it.

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