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Exercises for Abs (Chronic Neck Pain)?

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Asked by: Jenny Miller

Staggered Chair Stand – Sit in a chair with your feet hip-width apart and your hands on your thighs. Move your left foot back so that the toes are in line with the heel of your right foot. Tighten your abdominal muscles as you slowly raise up to a standing position. Slowly sit back down and repeat 8 – 10 times.

How can I work my abs without hurting my neck?

Tylicki says to take a towel behind your head and grab each end with your hands. “When you lift to crunch, be sure to relax your head into the towel — don’t let any tightness creep into your neck. This is a great way to relax the muscles of your neck, and bring the focus of the exercise to your abs.

Can ab workouts hurt your neck?

The main reason that people suffer from neck ache when they’re performing ab exercises is poor form – and it comes down to the fact that you are probably not crunching from your abdominal muscles. “This is a common mistake people make,” says Jess, “but it’s an easy one to rectify.

Why does my neck hurt doing abs?

Ideally while performing crunches you have to lift the upper half your body that includes your neck and shoulders. Some people lift more than the upper half of their body. Due to this, their head may lag behind, disrupting the normal curve of the spine, which causes strain in the neck muscle.

How do I stop straining my neck when doing crunches?

So you're going to tuck your chin to lengthen the back of the neck. Then roll up so that your gaze is more here on your thighs. And that takes the tension out of my neck.

How can I strengthen my abs without hurting my back and neck?

And place your hands on your thighs. Create resistance against the thighs and the hands. And we'll go same arm same way. Ready go here we go same arm same leg.

Can planks cause neck pain?

Strike a pose instead of a sit-up

“It only targets a portion of the core musculature, and the bending-forward motion can strain the neck and lower back,” says Eric L’Italien, a physical therapist with Harvard-affiliated Spaulding Rehabilitation Center.

Can sit ups hurt your neck?

It’s no wonder many people report that their neck hurts after sit-ups — when you perform a sit-up, your spine undergoes compression, putting pressure on the discs between your vertebrae. Over many repetitions, this compression can result in swollen or herniated discs, which can lead to neck strain with sit-ups.