How Men Over 40 Can Build Core Strength Without Back Pain

Men's Health: This sneaky tough ab exercise can help to hone strength safely.

For the older man who thinks there’s no way to work your abs except for an endless string of crunches and leg lifts, there is still hope.

I have two clients in their mid 50s who have shied away from many ab exercises because they have back pain. If you’ve ever experienced chronic back pain, you know there is always a fear of making it worse, so many activities and exercises are cut out of your life—especially exercise that require you to bend, like the exercises above that feature spinal flexion. However, I started doing the hollow hold about six months ago to help with the curvature in my lower back, improve my posture and strengthen my core. READ MORE

(Source: Men's Health, 01/26/2021)