STOP DOING SIT-UPS! STOP DOING CRUNCHES!
They don't work and can do more harm than good over the long run.
What to do instead?
Dr. Stuart McGill, professor of spine biomechanics at the University of Waterloo in Canada, demonstrates a core exercise program that emphasizes all the major muscles that support the spine. Watch this video to learn spine sparing exercises that protect and strengthen the back including “safe modified sit-ups”, “stir the pot”, “side planks” and “bird dog”.
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