5 Amazing Workouts To Avoid With Lower Back Pain, Because We Know The Struggle Is Real

2.Crunches On Crunches On Crunches


If you suffer from chronic lower back pain, it’s probably in your best interest to say goodbye to crunches in your workout. (TBH, I’m sure you’re not that sad to see them go.)

The momentum required to go from chillin’ on the floor to an upright position tends to put too much of a strain on your lower back, which can potentially lead to even more severe pain than you were experiencing before.

However, it’s important to keep in mind here that your back troubles could actually be caused by a weak core, so don’t think you should skip out on ab workouts altogether. Instead of crunches, try incorporating loads of plank variations into your routine to strengthen your abdominals and support your spine.