7 exercises to avoid in your ab workouts, and what to do instead



Sit-Ups: Sit-ups can strain your neck and back. Instead, try planks for a full core workout.

Crunches: Crunches can lead to poor posture. Opt for bicycle crunches for better results.

Russian Twists: This can stress your lower back. Side plank rotations are a safer alternative.

Leg Raises: Leg raises can strain your lower back. Try knee tucks for a safer workout.

Twisting Sit-Ups: Twisting sit-ups may harm your spine. Choose woodchoppers for oblique strength.

Weighted Side Bends: These can stress your spine. Replace them with side plank dips.

Full Sit-Ups with Feet Anchored: These can strain your back. Opt for dead bugs for a safer option.