back stress

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  1. dbhakta

    dbhakta New Member

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    when i do ab workouts i get a lot of stress on my back and that doesn't let me workout as hard as i want to...is this normal or am i doing the exercises wrong or what?
     
  2. kit99bar

    kit99bar USPA Class 2, weak, old man!

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    how about ab bridges?
     
  3. xela

    xela So say we all!

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    What ab workouts are you doing? When your abs are weak, they cannot protect the lower back so you have to make sure your back is straight, not hunched. Maybe start with easier exercises until you have more strength.
     
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    Pork Chop Sandwiches Extraordinary Member

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    You're not using your ab muscles to do said ab exercises. Your back is compensating. Do less until your back no longer hurts.
     
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