Ab Coaster

Sit ups and crunches could be bad for you if they hurt your back, but you can still get six pack abs if you have back problems.

A staggering 85% of us will suffer back pain at some point in our lives. For some, it can be a debilitating experience, but for most it’s just a painful discomfort.

Although exercise can be extremely good for the care of your back and can even help to prevent painful symptoms, the wrong type of exercise can create or even worsen the injuries.

Have you ever noticed that when you do a sit up or stomach crunch you get back discomfort? Standard sit ups and crunches often cause back ache in a healthy spine, so imagine what they do to the 85% of us with back problems.

For people with undiagnosed disc problems, a sit-up is bad because as you curl forward, your internal organs can press against the discs causing injury.

If you experience any sort of back ache when performing these types of exercises, you should discuss with your doctor and avoid conventional sit ups and crunches in the meantime.

However, there is an alternative to getting a good abdominal workout without these arduous exercises that hurt your back. If you want to work your abdominal muscles without a single sit up or crunch, you should consider the Ab Coaster abdominal exericise machine.

The Ab Coaster is ideal for people of all fitness levels, especially if sit ups or crunches hurt your back. Its best characteristic is that you don’t have to lay on the floor to use it. You kneel on its thickly padded stool, and use the arm grips and your stomach muscles to slide your seat and your lower body up and down the rails in a effortless and natural arc-like motion. It also allows you to alter the difficulty of the workout by adding weights underneath the stool. The weights are mounted to bars that are hidden under the stool and out of the way.

Essentially, the motion mimics a hanging leg raise (one of the best ways to work your abdominal muscles) without exerting stress on your back, neck, and shoulders, or requiring you to hold yourself up on a pull-up bar. The people at Ab Coaster call it working your abs from the “bottom up” instead of the “top down” method of traditional crunches.

To strengthen your side oblique muscles, you can easily rotate your hips so that your lower body is facing either direction. An electronic display counts the number of reps so you don’t have to keep track.

If you have back injuries or experience back ache when doing sit ups or crunches, avoid further discomfort, or even injurying your back, by trying out the Ab Coaster.

 

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