NetWellness is a global, community service providing quality, unbiased health information from our partner university faculty. NetWellness is commercial-free and does not accept advertising.
Friday, July 1, 2016
Exercise and Fitness
I have a hurt tailbone, it is not from excercising, its just a sist on my lower back, but it makes sit-ups uncomfortable because my tailbone rubs up against the floor. My question is, what can I do to still work on my abs without hurting my tailbone?
If your working on trying to increase core strength and you can't use the floor because of tailbone aggravation, I would suggest that you use a stability ball. Some people call them swiss balls and others call them a physio ball. They are a great tool to train with and offer a stability component which works your spinal muscles. A ball will take you off the floor, thus relieving pressure from your tailbone. Always remember, hard work pays off and train smart.
Henry Marshall, BS
Fitness Center at CARE\Crawley
University of Cincinnati