Hey, I hope your day is going great.
What I wanted to go through is- #1 MOST USELESS Abs Exercise.
Oblique Dumbbell Exercise
I will get Orsy to demonstrate it. It’s the side bending oblique dumbbell exercise, this is horrible on the back and very ineffective, plus it puts lots of strain on the back and it’s recipe for disaster when it comes to to low back.
What’s a better exercise is doing a Farmer’s Walk.
With this exercise, you are holding upright, holding a heavy weight and walking for a distance like 10 feet, 20 feet, 30 feet back and forth. Throughout the exercise you are staying upright and your abdominal muscles are working to prevent you from bending to the side. the Farmer’s Walk will work on your obliques specially the sides that’s having the weight. Plus it will strengthen your core in the side-to-side direction (frontal plane).
A key thing that you will be build is the endurance in those obliques which is the most important thing when it relates to fending off back pain.
So there you go.
If you’re doing the dumbbell side oblique exercise, cut it out. It’s an injury waiting to happen. Give that Farmer’s Walk Exercise a go.
If you are looking to another 30 Abs Exercises like this that are safe on the back, check out Crunchless Abs:
Rick Kaselj, MS