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Old 08-05-2006, 05:35 PM   #1
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Dojo: Northampton Ki Aikido Club
Location: Northampton
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 134
United Kingdom
Losing weight with a bad back

Okay, this isn't particularly aikido related, but I thought that some of u may have had similar issues... I'm keen to lose weight (and my belly) and am obviously doing the usual (watching diet, being more active, etc.).

My problem is that I tore a muscle in my back about a year ago and it still gives me some trouble. When I started kung-fu as a "tubby" 14 year old I just did a stupid amount of sit-ups twice a day and lost most of my belly pretty quickly. If I even think about doing a sit-up now, my back complains.

So, are there any particular exercises that you'd recommend that won't put too much pressure on the back?
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