If you have back pain, you’ve probably heard that you should do sit-ups. While strong abdominal (stomach) muscles are good, sit-ups can be not so good. Here’s why: Your abdomen is basically the “front of your back.” Some of the muscles that attach to your spine are actually accessible through your soft abdomen by a [...]
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A physical therapist told me that the best way to strengthen abdominal muscles was just to “suck in your stomach and hold it,” several times. And that does work, but when we want strong and flat abdominal muscles, we often think of sit-ups. Here are a few reasons why they may not be the exercise-of-choice [...]