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An exercise scientist explains why you shouldn't do sit-ups or crunches

Heather Milton, a senior exercise physiologist at NYU Langone Health, does not recommend sit-ups or crunches for building your core because they put your spine through unnecessary stress. Following is a transcript of the video. Going into exercises like crunches is putting your body in spinal flexion, rather than maintaining a neutral spine. There are many ways to strengthen your core.
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