The Antiquated Sit-Up... (6/1/16)

"Sit-ups can put hundreds of pounds of compressive force on the spine, says Dr. Stuart McGill...Dr. McGill has found that the forces, combined with the repeated flexing motion, in sit-ups can squeeze the discs in the spine. That combination eventually can cause discs to bulge, pressing on nerves and causing back pain, potentially leading to disc herniation."  -WSJ

At Lateral Edge, our range of ab exercises are full body motion that bring the legs up the body engaging the hips. This creates, what trainers call, "global spinal flexion and extension." A healthy movement for the back, simultaneously toning our abs.

Carla performing mountain climbers at our NSIA studio. Ankle weights optional. 

Carla performing mountain climbers at our NSIA studio. Ankle weights optional.