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Tailbone injury

07/03/2008

Question:

I have a hurt tailbone, it is not from excercising, its just a sist on my lower back, but it makes sit-ups uncomfortable because my tailbone rubs up against the floor. My question is, what can I do to still work on my abs without hurting my tailbone?

Answer:

If your working on trying to increase core strength and you can't use the floor because of tailbone aggravation, I would suggest that you use a stability ball.  Some people call them swiss balls and others call them a physio ball.  They are a great tool to train with and offer a stability component which works your spinal muscles.  A ball will take you off the floor, thus relieving pressure from your tailbone.  Always remember, hard work pays off and train smart. 

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Response by:

Henry  Marshall, BS Henry Marshall, BS
Fitness Instructor
Fitness Center at CARE\Crawley
University of Cincinnati