How can I work on my abs with a herniated disc in my lower back?

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Jun 30, 2016 10:00pm
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Any ideas?

01 Jul
im gussing u can still do it but if it herts than dont do it
12 Jul
I use an exercise ball because of the same issue
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Jun 30, 2016 10:28pm
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That's a serious situation that should not be taken lightly. A good chiropractor will be an expert on limitations of certain movements. I would see him or her and get evaluated first. I myself have Spondylolysis and have learned what I can and should not do from chiropractors. Also, a good physical therapist will be another great source to  suggest proper movements and possible limitations for your situation.

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Jun 30, 2016 11:29pm
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Thank you Andre..I will def. Look into that.

Jul 1, 2016 3:11am
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Just keep on Trying

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Jul 1, 2016 5:01am
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Try planks instead

01 Jul
Planks can place a tremendous amount of stress on the lumbar spine. To make it worse, a lot of people have anterior rotated hips caused from sitting all day leading to them having an increased lordosis of the lumbar spine. Planks and sometimes even pushups should not be done by a lot of people who have this muscle imbalance. Basically, when in plank position, if your lower back sinks in even the slightest or you do not only feel the tension in your abdominals then you should not do them. From screening a lot of athletes, I can say most...
01 Jul
That's very informative, if just for myself. I did mean planks in a neutral spine position. It's nice you added psoas flexibility and hamstring strength. I notice you're a trainer too. Do you recommend a different exercise? How about bird dogs? Thanks.
01 Jul
I just got resistance bands ...can that help with abs without getting on the floor.
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Jul 1, 2016 6:30pm
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I would not rely on any info received because just because it worked for someone else does not mean it will work for your herniated disc.  Consult with a physical therapist so they can evaluate YOUR situation and design a routine for YOU so the situation does not get worse by doing the wrong exercises.  Most states offer direct access so you don't need an MD referral in most cases

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Jul 7, 2016 4:08am
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Check with your doc first but swimming certain strokes will shred your middle with very low impact.
16 Jul
thank you
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Nov 6, 2016 9:14pm
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Get it fix first and then you can do workouts like leg raise and flexing your head . Avoid weight lifting and bending☺but try to get it fix first

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Nov 8, 2016 7:27pm
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I have a herniated disc in my lower back too. I've been doing the abdominal foundation program 1,2 and now 3. If something hurts I change up the exercise and switch it into a stretch. If done correctly there's a lot of yoga poses that will help stretch out the back pain. 
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