Feeling discouraged :(
A lot of these workouts seem to have crunches, or something similar where you lie on your back, but every time I do those, my lower back throbs & I get back spasms the rest of the night/day... How am I supposed to do workouts that hurt me so bad?!?!
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Switch the lying down exercises for ones you can do - you can do it. Go out and smash it!
You have to stretch out. After stretching out, start with a few sets of back extensions. Body weight only, when you start any form of physical fitness. Stretching out first for about 10
minutes and then after you are done working out.
You need to buy a fold up exercise matt to protect your back otherwise you'll get a sore back, may even blisters from doing abs work on hard floor or carpet. (As I sadly discovered.. ouch!)
This is the kind of thing I mean >
Mine does the same from time to time. I stand and do standing abs or ive found putting a small pillow under my butt helps.
You need to do planks. It's a static push-up position which is great for your whole upper body. It helps strengthen your core. Check it out :)
Everybody has great ideas which are really helpful. I would also like to suggest doing squats, which can help you build strength on your lower back as well.
Hey. My back has always done the same thing. The exercises I found worked best, for my back and abs at the same time, were hanging exercises. They help stretch your back while working your core and it strengthens both simulatiously to work together. It's golden!
Thank you so much, everybody! :) I feel much better & more confident now!
there are many ab exercises which are known for causing back problems but ppl just continue to do them.
Planks are safe, bicycle crunches are one you should try and see how you feel.
You can google different search terms and read up on it. "situp alternatives" "core exercises hurt back" "exercise abs back pain" and stuff like that. There are many articles about back pain and back-friendly core exercises.