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What ab workouts are good for a guy with a bad back?

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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Core strengthening

You can improve the strength and tone of your abdominal muscles by focusing on core strengthening exercises such as planks and crunches.
Aquatic workouts using the resistance of the water can also help someone with back pain avoid worsening their back pain yet still gain strength and stability.

In brief: Core strengthening

You can improve the strength and tone of your abdominal muscles by focusing on core strengthening exercises such as planks and crunches.
Aquatic workouts using the resistance of the water can also help someone with back pain avoid worsening their back pain yet still gain strength and stability.
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