Avoid Back Pain by Avoiding Sit-Ups

Sit-ups have been a staple of many fitness programs. However it has been know for quite sometime in the rehab community that sit-ups place a tremendous amount of stress on your low back. The dangers of sit-ups have finally hit mainstream with the Canadian Armed Forces removing it from their fitness test and now a push for it to be removed from the Navy fitness test. To read more about the dangers of sit-ups and alternative exercises check out this Wall Street Journal article titled, Why You Can Stop Doing Sit-Ups by Rachel Bachman.

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