By Dr. Jonathan Cartile, DC
There are many confusing ideas around physical fitness & health. These are the 4 most common misconceptions that come up in my chiropractic practice.
Myth #1 – Sit ups and crunches are needed for strong abdominal muscles. Research from the U.S military has shown an increase in lumbar disc injury from regular abdominal crunches and sit ups. They have changed their basic training regime to cut out the more traditional abdominal exercises for plank and core exercises. The Canadian military and U.S navy are also following suit to reduce injury.