How to remedy back pain with sit-ups and crunches?

Question by Double O. Deege: How to remedy back pain with sit-ups and crunches?
I started exercising and have been doing sit-ups and crunches, but I get a nice amount of pain in my lower back. Is this temporary or permanent? Are there exercises I can do (without equipment) to improve my lower back muscles and make this pain go away?

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Answer by FeminineAdventurer
Best way to strengthen your back muscles is to SWIM. I think I recall Cindy Crawford’s video had some good back excercises too.

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One thought on “How to remedy back pain with sit-ups and crunches?

  1. Swimming and walking are the way to go to strengthen your back muscles and core muscles. Yoga, Qi Gong, and Pilates are also very helpful with core strengthening.

    Do NOT do sit ups and crunches….they are terrible for the back, especially the lower back. Most physical therapists don’t even do these anymore because of the pain and injury to the lower back.

    I also highly recommend an acupuncture by a licensed Chinese medicine doctor.

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