Skip The Situps, Save Your Back
Doctors have long argued that situps are bad for your back. But that doesn't mean you should cut out ab exercises altogether.By Ryan Biek | December 22, 2015
Once the epitome of fitness, the situp's reign might be coming to an end.
Doctors have long argued the exercise is too risky for one's back.
One professor of spine biomechanics told the Wall Street Journal situps can place "hundreds of pounds of compressive force on the spine."