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Well to get away from vague statements, what do you mean by harmful? Are you asking if situps are inherently bad to your health? If situps are harmful if you have injuries to the areas involved in a situp? My personal reasoning is that situps are not harmful. Claims to compressive loading don't make sense as you do them supine - you are under a constant ...


Yes, situps are incredibly harmful. Why? Dr. Stuart McGill said so. Why is that important... Stuart McGill is a respected academic on spinal mechanics, and most definitely not a chiropractor! If you look at that his profile which you linked, he is the Director of the University of Waterloo's Spine Biomechanics Laboratory. The paper you mentioned is ...

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