From the Desk of Dr. Len

From the Desk of Dr. Len

Are Bent Knee Situps Good for Your Abs?

Dr. Len Lopez – Thursday, April 03, 2014

Bent knee situps are so much better for you than leg raises, hanging leg raises and V-ups.  Learn how and why you should definitely add this exercise to your workout routine, especially if you struggle with low back pain.

Tight hip flexors are a huge cause of unexplained low back pain, that is commonly overlooked by many doctors, chiropractors and therapist.  The simple DIY test will help you determine if tight hip flexors (psoas muscles) are contributing to your low back pain.


Simply lay on your back, with your legs straight for about 60 seconds….take a mental not of how you feel, how your low back feels, etc.

Next, bend your knees and place your feet flat on the floor.

Does bending your knees make a difference?  If it feels better, it’s an obvious sign that your hip flexors are tight and need to be addressed by someone who knows what they are doing.  If there is No difference….your hip flexors are probably not involved.

I hope that helps, and you come back for more information on health and fitness.

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