Situps have been a part of any type of training seemingly since humans started training. The theory goes that the more that we do, the stronger our abdominal muscles and core will get. Please note the use of the word “theory.”
Upon further review, situps put an unacceptable strain on the back. Over time, this leads to back injuries including disc damage.
It is true for sure that core strength is needed not only for sport, but for life in general. Developing core “stiffness” is more important than trunk flexion because it develops strength, muscular endurance, reduces low back pain and boost performance in sport.
Great core “stiffness” transfers strength and speed to the limbs, increases the load bearing capacity of the spine and protects the internal organs during sports movements.
Newest study shows that isometric exercises for the core resulted in greater core “stiffness” and overall improved health and wellness. Situps do exactly the opposite.
Combining this type of training with precise nutrition and supplements featuring Doc Wellness Supplement will go a long way to greater health and improved sports performance.
David is a Nutritional and Alternative Medicine Expert, Educator and Entrepreneur. As an Acupuncture Physician and Master Herbalist, he has created the best selling anti aging formula, Doc Wellness Supplement and the online school – Dr. Orman’s Wellness School.