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This exercise not for everyone-- they are definitely harder on the lower back than crunches. If you are an avid athlete in a competitive sport that involves running, sprinting, jumping, or throwing this exercise could aid your speed and performance.
However, if you have poor flexibility, weak lower back muscles, or a previous lower back injury, I recommend trying some easier exerises. You can visit the Directory of Abdominal Exercises to view all the ab exercises on this site.
Read my page on Finding the Best Abdominal Exercise for your ab workouts or click on the links below to learn more about each topic.
Yours in Health,
Dr. Charles Physical Therapist/ Personal Trainer
How to do Crunches: The Proper technique for Ab Crunches
How to do Sit Ups: Information on proper technique
The Evolution of Stomach Exercises: Sit up versus the Crunch
#1 Ab Exercise Myth: Ab Exercises and Spot Reduction
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