Back problems..

6 posts | Original | Recent
 
Image_thumb
7 Posts
Aug 12, 2013 4:33am
via Android

Crunches tend to hurt my back badly.. I have back problems as it is and crunches don't help any. I need a workout that works on my core but won't involve me havin to do crunches. Suggestions please? :/

12 Aug
I've got backproblems too and I've you do crunches wrong, your pain only gets worse. My advice is to do planking every day :-)
12 Aug
Try crossing your arms in front ofyou insteadof behind your head. You'll have less of a tendency to pull your head up with your arms soon fatigue. Also, close your eyes and really focus on your abs. Your mid section should guide your neck not vice versa. Also never tuck your chin in your chest keep it towards the ceiling.
Image_thumb
391 Posts
Aug 12, 2013 4:45am
via iOS
Knee raises, russia twist ,etc
Icon_missing_thumb
1 Post
Aug 12, 2013 6:55am
via Android

Hii

Image_thumb
37 Posts
Aug 12, 2013 8:53pm
via Android

Reverse crunches. Arms straight out from your torso. Palms down. Bend knees bringing them to your chest. Extend legs back out keeping your heels from touching the floor. Focus on feeling your sacrum rocking back and forth. I have the same back problems while doing crunches and these work great for your lower abdominals.

Image_thumb
7 Posts
Aug 12, 2013 8:58pm
via Android

Thank yall so much!(:

12 Aug
Hope it will help you, back problems suck ;-)
Image_thumb
29 Posts
Aug 12, 2013 10:54pm
via Android

When doing crunches,  try keeping your back flat on the floor. Squeeze your abs to raise just your shoulders a couple of inches off the floor.  Hold for a second and then lower your shoulders back to the floor.

Reply


Skimble-workout-trainer-download-app-recommended-programs

Download_app_store_ios Download_google_play_android_172x51


Workout Trainer Forums

Welcome Wagon

6,238 topics, 38,250 posts

Motivation & Support

8,510 topics, 41,720 posts

App Updates

17 topics, 53 posts

Ask the Pros

725 topics, 1,847 posts

Workouts and Programs

2,896 topics, 12,154 posts

Trainer Tools

10 topics, 37 posts

Featured Training Programs

Best Bodyweight Flex II

Best Bodyweight Flex II

Moderate Time 3 Weeks
Functional Fitness 1.0

Functional Fitness 1.0

Casual Time 3 Weeks
Weight Loss Bootcamp

Weight Loss Bootcamp

Intense Time 3 Weeks
Brazilian Booty Butt

Brazilian Booty Butt

Moderate Time 4 Weeks
Body Blast Bootcamp

Body Blast Bootcamp

Intense Time 4 Weeks
Lose It. Tone It!

Lose It. Tone It!

Casual Time 4 Weeks

Featured Workouts

WARR PHYSIQUE - Cardio Sprints

WARR PHYSIQUE - Cardio Sprints

Intense Ic_time_32x32 18 mins  
Legs   Ic_workout_dumbbell_32x32 Jump Rope
Chiseled Core

Chiseled Core

Casual Ic_time_32x32 41 mins  
Core  
Core Galore

Core Galore

Intense Ic_time_32x32 16 mins  
Core  
Learn to HIIT

Learn to HIIT

Moderate Ic_time_32x32 30 mins  
Legs  
Warm Up!

Warm Up!

Casual Ic_time_32x32 7 mins  
Lower Body  
Step It Up

Step It Up

Casual Ic_time_32x32 20 mins  
Lower Body   Ic_workout_dumbbell_32x32 Box or Step