Popular worldwide exercise for the press proved to be hazardous to health
Part of the legendary test for physical training in the British army, which has always been synonymous with hard work on your body is an exercise in which 2 minutes should do the maximum amount “stapov” — sit-UPS from a prone position.
Now, however, the armed forces of Her Majesty announced the deletion of the exercises of the test on physical training, informs the journalist of the Swiss newspaper Tages-Anzeiger Bettina Weber.
According to the British army, “the effect of the exercises on the press is much less than commonly believed, but above all they harm back. Refers to the army of numerous medical studies,” reports the journalist.
“At the moment it is established that “setapi” that runs in several approaches and if this is wrong, too much pressure on the spine and hurting him in the long run. The most famous critic of crunches Stuart McGill, Professor of spine biomechanics at the canadian University of Waterloo, wrote about 400 papers on the clinical research on this topic, ( … ), said briefly and clearly: “the lifts the torso of the prone position should be avoided,” — says the article.
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The canadian forces has refused a similar exercise three years ago, continues Weber. “The U.S. army recently announced the launch in October 2020, the new program of sports training, which is not yet know anything specific, except one: “stapov” it will no longer be”, — the journalist notes.
According to representatives of the armed forces of Switzerland Delphine Allemand, in the Swiss army as part of the test physical standards for performance of exercises on a press are not used for the past 12 years, although these exercises are performed on regular exercise.
“Of course, this is not a collective farewell to the pack. After all “stapov” there are a lot of alternatives,” for example, exercise “Planck”, says Weber in conclusion.
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