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Tailbone digs into mat, hurts so much I can't do sit ups.

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    Hi guys,

    Basically, ever since I remember (or since I've tried to do sit ups) I've always had an issue with my tailbone feeling really bony and therefore hurting when I do sit-ups.

    Does anyone else have this - and if so, why is this? And what can I do to make sure that it doesn't hurt/what can I do to get rid of this problem?
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    (Original post by KeepCaalm)
    Hi guys,

    Basically, ever since I remember (or since I've tried to do sit ups) I've always had an issue with my tailbone feeling really bony and therefore hurting when I do sit-ups.

    Does anyone else have this - and if so, why is this? And what can I do to make sure that it doesn't hurt/what can I do to get rid of this problem?
    I'm quite skinny so mine sticks out too. It usually hurts alot when i do sit-ups but now i just sit on a cushion or something when i do them
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    (Original post by KeepCaalm)
    Hi guys,

    Basically, ever since I remember (or since I've tried to do sit ups) I've always had an issue with my tailbone feeling really bony and therefore hurting when I do sit-ups.

    Does anyone else have this - and if so, why is this? And what can I do to make sure that it doesn't hurt/what can I do to get rid of this problem?
    Do other exercises that train abs instead, such as planks or ab roll-outs.
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    I'm actually quite a big guy and I have this issue as well, it doesn't stop me because I embrace the pains of excercise but it does hurt a fair bit.
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    I have this problem too. As long as I am on a thin foam mat it doesn't seem to bother me. If I'm at home I just stick a cushion under my bottom.
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    I used to, until i started deadlifting, now i actually have some lower back muscle, it doesnt stick out at all
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    My tailbone has started to hurt a lot since losing weight. I can't sit at my desk for more than about an hour without feeling pain. If you'll excuse the pun, it's a pain in the ass.

    I agree with whoever said to put a cushion underneath you as that would help most likely. Also try not to do too many at once. Maybe split your routine into smaller segments rather than doing everything in one go? Just to give yourself time to recover.

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