Back pain during abdominal exercises!!

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  1. william

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    Whenever i do abdominal exercises I get pain in my back that forces me to stop. Its not like a sharp pain it is like the sort of pain you get when you are exercising a muscle group. Still get pain regardless of which exercise i do. Have had technique during crunches observed by a fitness instructor and she said that it is fine, and yet i still get the pain. Does anyone have any possible explanations or suggestions as it is really starting to annoy me.

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  2. chess9

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    Have you tried the Captain's Chair, or Hanging Knee-Ups? That's what I do and I never have any pain. I don't do crunches.

    Oh, and Floor Sweepers are another good one.

    -Robert
     
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    Some people have told be that the bicycle one is very effective and puts less stress on the back but i still get pain doing that as well. Basically anything that exercises my abs!!!
     
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  4. 0.2RatedPlayer

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    how do you perform floor sweepers?
     
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  5. chess9

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    http://www.sherdog.net/forums/f13/what-floor-sweepers-631982/

    Look at the third post, which links to a video. You can do them with dumbbells as well.
    Start LIGHT. LOL. Might have a friend standing at your head too as a spotter. This is an advanced move and not for the clumsy or faint of heart.

    Oh, also known as FLOOR WIPERS.

    -Robert
     
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  6. superman1

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    Might just be a weak lower back. I've had the same thing in the past doing decline crunches, where the lower back tightens up and tires out before the abs. It's not a bad thing, and it's not going to injure you, but it is going to give you a sore lower back.

    If you can do deadlifts, you probably won't have this problem again.
     
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