The man who wants to kill crunches

After three decades of ?guring how out the spine works, Stuart McGill has come to loathe sit-ups. It doesn’t matter whether they are the full sit-ups beloved by military trainers or the crunch versions so ubiquitous in gyms. “What happens when you perform a sit-up?” he asks. “The spine is ?exed into the position at which it damages sooner.”

via The man who wants to kill crunches – Health – Macleans.ca.

Interesting points. The comments on the article go both ways.

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