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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

No Spinal Flexion No Ab Workout NO NO!

TO WORK YOUR ABS, FLEX YOUR SPINE
This one goes out to the man I saw yesterday who did 600 of what he considered to be crunches on the slant board. In fact, he only flexed his spine about 5 degrees and lifted his head up - doing what I called neck crunches. Your rectus abdominis and obliques - the 6 pack and side muscles - work together to flex your spine. So if or spine isn't flexing, you aren't doing much to work these muscles. If your muscles aren't strong enough, take baby steps - smaller movements, fewer exercises, no weight or incline. Otherwise, you could be wasting your time and you risk neck or back injury.