Teachable Moments: McGill Crunch For A Bad Back

If you have ever experienced chronic back pain or sudden paralyzing pain in your lower back, then the exercise in this video is meant for you. The McGill crunch is designed to reduce and prevent excessive flexion at the spine in the lower to mid thoracic areas. This will reduce the chance for creating more pressure on the nerves in your spine and bulging discs. As well, lower back pain can be attributed to weakness in the abdominal area. Therefore not supporting your lower back properly and resulting in chronic back pain. People who have sedentary jobs and do not strengthen these areas are prime candidates for back issues. Watch the video here and contact our world class personal trainers for more information.