Originally Posted by handcycle2005
You're still doing crunches or situps so why spend the money?
handcycle, she just wrote that she cant perform these exercises because of her back issue
Wanda - Im definitely not an expert in back issue. If you know that some machines will help you get to where you wanna be and you can spend your money for them- thats fine, buy them and do your thing.
However, I am also an oponent to machines and fancy equipment. Especially for someone who is just starting his journey in exercising - often people think that when they buy some equipment, it will keep their motivation for them- and mostly they end up not training and angry for them selves for spending money.
I know this also from my own experience
So, I dont know any machines that will match your needs, so I can only suggest search the net for some great exercises (maybe without machines) for strengthening your spine and core. Im thinking about exercises that developed a strong core through stability based exercises, where your spine is in neutral position and is not moving very much - this ab doer by the way looks not so good for the spine - it moves it all the time