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How come my neck hurts after I do crunches?

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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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