Sit-Ups Advice Featured on healthshare.com.au
Dr Bryan’s advice was recently chosen at the “Wisdom of the Week” for his recommendations on sit-ups and exercise. Traditional sit-ups place an enormous amount of stress on the discs, joints, and surrounding tissues and should be avoided at all costs. The traditional sit-up is one where you have your knees bent and curl up until your chest touches your knees.
Sit-ups, if performed, should only be executed by raising your torso a very small amount off the ground – just enough so your shoulder blades lift off the floor. Any further increases the loading on the lower back and can subject it to weakness and/or injury.
For those wanting to work on abdominal strength, traditional sit-ups should be avoided and you should concentrate on endurance exercises such as:
– abdominal hollow
– dead bug
– side bridge
Please see your chiropractor before commencing exercise.
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