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With most abdominal excercises i tend to get a pain in my back. I've been looking all over for excercises that are hard on the abdomen but easy on the back.

But whenever i find some reference to an excercise that 'should' be easy on the back. It is very weird and awfull to perform.

What abdomen excersis could be better to perform. And even have the possibility to add some weight when strength is increasing.

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It is unclear what you are asking for. Without specific examples what you mean by "weird and awful to perform" and which exercises you've already tried, it is hard to give you alternatives. –  Baarn Aug 27 '13 at 7:31
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The abdominal exercises in this answer should be easy on the back. You can add weights with the dying bug and bird dog exercises and you back should still be ok. –  BackInShapeBuddy Aug 27 '13 at 9:20
    
Any reason why you require weights? There are a lot of bodyweight exercises that give you a very intense ab workout, like L-Sits, Hanging Leg Raises or Planks. –  zero-divisor Aug 27 '13 at 11:30
    
will try the plank and bird dog exercise, thanks –  Jeroen Aug 27 '13 at 11:37
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I think you should focus on strengthening your back then, planks are a good thing to start with, but have a look at specific back exercises like superman and back hyper-extensions, too. –  Baarn Aug 27 '13 at 14:19

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