Have you ever been told that sit-ups or crunches are good for your core or back?
The truth is that these exercises are among the worst for your spine and if you have had lower back pain, you should likely avoid them!
Instead, you should focus on things like planks, side planks, bird dogs, and other movements. Watch the video to see more info!
Basically, there are a ton of core exercises that can help strengthen your body but the sit-up needs to be avoided. This is especially true if you have disc herniation, sciatica, low back pain, OR if this exercise is not functional to your sport or activity.