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Doing sit ups always hurts my lower back watch

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    Am I doing it wrong?


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    See a chiropractor.

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    Me too, are you tall?
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    (Original post by davidguettafan)
    Am I doing it wrong?


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    Unless you're doing crazy reps or having a heavy resistance set up or training program, good forms ones shouldn't. Maybe check up on youtube for some model examples on form?

    Also heres a link https://www.acefitness.org/acefit/he...ps-am-i-doing/
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    They commonly do, due to having weak spinal erectors/ general back musculature.

    Simple solution to your problem - stop doing sit ups. Plank instead. If they still hurt, then don't do ab work and go build some muscle in the gym.

    If your back hurts in other situations, go to your doctor
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    See a chiropractor.

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    I have before, they're ridiculously expensive and you have to have loads of sessions.


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    Me too, are you tall?
    Yes I am! This could be a reason why I guess?


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    This happens to me too, but it never used to happen until I started clicking my back every day (this was a year ago, I stopped pretty soon) and now I'm mostly ok but occasionally I'll feel the sharp stab and ouch
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    (Original post by davidguettafan)
    I have before, they're ridiculously expensive and you have to have loads of sessions.


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    I only pay £50 a session every 5 months, it costs me more to get a sports massage.
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    I only pay £50 a session every 5 months, it costs me more to get a sports massage.
    Really? I had to have them every week or 2 weeks and it cost about £50 too.


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    (Original post by davidguettafan)
    Really? I had to have them every week or 2 weeks and it cost about £50 too.


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    You were being ripped off, it is not uncommon. My chiropractor is very honest and does a good job.
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    (Original post by davidguettafan)
    Am I doing it wrong?


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    When you're doing sit-ups you're putting your back into flexion, and some people's backs don't tolerate this very well. You are far from the first person to notice this. The solution is to not do sit-ups any more. Which isn't really a problem, as they're kinda useless anyway.
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    When you're doing sit-ups you're putting your back into flexion, and some people's backs don't tolerate this very well. You are far from the first person to notice this. The solution is to not do sit-ups any more. Which isn't really a problem, as they're kinda useless anyway.
    Mech E 😁 put that knowledge to use!
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    (Original post by ServantOfMorgoth)
    Mech E 😁 put that knowledge to use!
    My old head-of-course used to do research in bioengineering, particularly orthopedic implants.
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    My old head-of-course used to do research in bioengineering, particularly orthopedic implants.
    Oh that's pretty interesting

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