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



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)

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  • 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. - by 2016ANEWME
  • 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. - by BAREADER
  • I figured this was why my back was hurting, but this confirms it. - by SPECIALGURL7

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