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Can crunches damage your back?

Can crunches damage your back?

Possibly: You could damage your back without proper technique. There are several exercises to strengthen your abs without having to do crunches. Planks are a good example of this. See your physical therapist to make sure you are using proper technique and to learn additional isometric exercises. ...Read more

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Are crunches bad for your back?

Are crunches bad for your back?

Proper form: not if you protect your lower back with a rolledup towel and use proper form. I suggest consulting with your physician if you have pre-existing lower back issues. Have your feet planted on the floor, hand supporting and behind your neck and lift up only 2-4 inches from the floor. ...Read more

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Why do my shoulders crunch when i roll them?

Why do my shoulders crunch when i roll them?

Inflammation: Shoulder "crunching" could be completely benign, especially if it is not painful or you are not limited by it. If it is painful you may have developed bursitis. Typically bursitis is treated with nsaids, specific rotator cuff exercises, sometimes an injection if the symptoms do not resolve on there own. ...Read more

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How many ab crunches do I need to do to get definition?

How many ab crunches do I need to do to get definition?

Ab Crunches: Not really a fair question. Depends on your starting point, how your body responds, your diet, your level of exercise, and your nutritional levels overall...Plus many other factors. But it is always a good idea to start an exercise regimen. ...Read more

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How can I add weight to my crunches using a medicine ball?

How can I add weight to my crunches using a medicine ball?

Ankles, hands or arm: You can attach wights to your arms or legs or wrists while you are using the medicine. Some people even like to use a weight band around their waist. ...Read more

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Could diabetics safely eat cinamon toast crunch?

Could diabetics safely eat cinamon toast crunch?

It is best for : Diabetic meals to include a balance of protein and fiber as well at the carbs you are referring to. ...Read more

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How come my neck hurts after I do crunches?

How come my neck hurts after I do crunches?

Holding your head: When you do sit-ups or crunches, you generally hold your head in a neutral position or slightly forward, and if you do this for many repetitions, you are going to get a "stiff" neck or some pain in the neck. You can try different exercises like planking or medicine ball crunches. ...Read more

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I have a pain in my upper right abs. Too many crunches?

I have a pain in my upper right abs. Too many crunches?

Probably...: 'crunches' is an exercise that involves repeated contraction/relaxation of abdominal (& back) mm. The most likely areas of 'strained' mms is where they attach to tendons/ligaments, which then attach to cartilage/bone. Strain means pain.Rest those mms, exercise others. When aok, restart, this time slower and fewer, gradually increase. Then again, it could also be a gas pocket stuck in RUQ of abd-:). ...Read more