Sore Neck Doing Crunches

Discussion in 'Fitness Health and Exercise' started by CoCo, 13 May 2008 Social URL.

  1. CoCo

    CoCo Full Member

    Posts:
    160
    Likes Received:
    1
    Start Weight:
    13st0lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st6lb
    Well, I have finally got off my backside and started exercising again. But when I do stomach crunches, I always get a sore neck. How do I do crunches properly without hurting my neck?
     
  2. Avatar

    MiniMins.com Matched Content

  3. Dancing

    Dancing Gold Member

    Posts:
    5,450
    Likes Received:
    137
    don't tuck your chin in when you do them . when you are lying flat, pick a spot on the ceiling in front of you (if that makes sense) and keep your eyes on that spot as you do your crunches.
     
  4. vicky82

    vicky82 Meh

    Posts:
    740
    Likes Received:
    8
    Diet:
    Being healthy
    are you doing crunches with your hands behind your head? That can pull your neck. I can never do situps without hurting myself so i just dont do them now lol.
     
  5. Dancing

    Dancing Gold Member

    Posts:
    5,450
    Likes Received:
    137
    arms should be crossed in front of your chest ... not behind head
     
  6. CoCo

    CoCo Full Member

    Posts:
    160
    Likes Received:
    1
    Start Weight:
    13st0lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st6lb
    Thanks everyone :)
     
  7. Kate

    Kate CDC/PT/PITA

    Posts:
    808
    Likes Received:
    53
    All good advice, and another tip is to put your tongue on the roof of your mouth behind your front teeth while doing crunches.
     
  8. toller-girl

    toller-girl constantly confused

    Posts:
    666
    Likes Received:
    22
    Start Weight:
    12st11lb
    Current Weight:
    12st1lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st10lb
    Lost(%):
    0st10lb(5.59%)
    Diet:
    was Lighter Life, now Cambridge Diet
    I cheated and bought an ab roller :D

    I've got a sore neck anyway after a car accident, so didn't want to risk making it worse.
     
  9. LENNY4974

    LENNY4974 Silver Member

    Posts:
    1,058
    Likes Received:
    34
    Start Weight:
    15st13lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st7lb
    Diet:
    Cambridge Diet
    Hiya,

    always try to leave a fist between your chin & chest when listing up and as Dancing said - find a spot on the ceiling to focus on.

    Good luck with the crunches:p
     
Popular Forums
  1. MiniMins.com is a weight loss support community helping each other on their weight loss journey. We have a multitude of forums, from Slimming World and Exante, to Success Stories. Click the logo at the top right to return to the forum home page at any time.
Loading...