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Can ab workouts cause back problems?

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Dr. Robert Cabry
Sports Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Doing an ab workout with improper technique can significantly affect the back.
Squeezing the stomach and moving slowly can help.

In brief: Yes

Doing an ab workout with improper technique can significantly affect the back.
Squeezing the stomach and moving slowly can help.
Dr. Robert Cabry
Dr. Robert Cabry
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Dr. Julia Pewitt Kinder
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Be certain you are isolating abdominal muscles to get maximum benefit and avoid straining back.
Proper form is crucial; consider a 1 time consult with personal trainer.

In brief: Yes

Be certain you are isolating abdominal muscles to get maximum benefit and avoid straining back.
Proper form is crucial; consider a 1 time consult with personal trainer.
Dr. Julia Pewitt Kinder
Dr. Julia Pewitt Kinder
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Yes

Straight leg raises can strainback crunches good sit ups wiyth poor form can hurt trick is dont arch your back when abs get tired.

In brief: Yes

Straight leg raises can strainback crunches good sit ups wiyth poor form can hurt trick is dont arch your back when abs get tired.
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston
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