Need a little workout tip.

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    Dec 23, 2014 3:31 PM GMT
    Hey guys. When I do declined sit ups, especially weighted ones, my back starts to hurt. Is there any way around this? Thanks
  • mybud

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    Dec 23, 2014 5:21 PM GMT
    With the little information you've given, I'd decrease the weight...If it still hurts...lay off the declined sit ups for a couple of weeks and start up again...Slow and controlled movements.
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    Dec 24, 2014 12:56 AM GMT
    mybud saidWith the little information you've given, I'd decrease the weight...If it still hurts...lay off the declined sit ups for a couple of weeks and start up again...Slow and controlled movements.


    Good advice. Slow and controlled is the key. Really focus on the muscles you are trying to work. Visualize it and make sure you primarily feel the abs doing all the work.
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    Dec 24, 2014 4:40 AM GMT
    The only thing I can think of is you might be compressing your spine by using too steep of an angle. 45 degrees or less should be fine. Going too steep is counterproductive anyway.
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    Dec 24, 2014 11:04 AM GMT
    Thank you all. I really appreciate it.
  • justinlee86

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    Dec 24, 2014 7:36 PM GMT
    Also, think about the contraction itself. Try to push down the small of your back in to the bench to isolate abdominal muscle. All too often individuals just throw themselves up and that could cause some issues.

    My motto has always been slow and controlled.

    Great advice from everyone above!
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    Dec 24, 2014 8:41 PM GMT
    Agreed on the above advice.

    Also may be a matter of balance. Do you do a similar exercise for your back? If not, maybe some weighted back extensions would help.
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    Dec 24, 2014 11:15 PM GMT
    go_dreaming saidAgreed on the above advice.

    Also may be a matter of balance. Do you do a similar exercise for your back? If not, maybe some weighted back extensions would help.


    Yeah I usually do dumbbell rear raises and things along that line for my back and lower back.
  • verskinky4u

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    Dec 26, 2014 8:44 AM GMT
    Hey guys I want to firm up chest muscles on both sides under arms how?
  • verskinky4u

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    Dec 26, 2014 8:46 AM GMT
    If you are sore from working out maybe you need a rubdown massage mmmmmmm
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    Dec 26, 2014 2:40 PM GMT
    litlebear saidHey guys I want to firm up chest muscles on both sides under arms how?



    "Chest muscles under arms?" Are you sure you're talking about your chest?
  • MikemikeMike

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    Dec 26, 2014 5:09 PM GMT
    Get in a Roman chair do reverse sit ups w no weight and strengthen your lower backicon_idea.gif