I have a longstanding back injury that i maintain/keep on top of buy doing crunches to keep the strength up.
Whenever i accidently pull/rinjured my back i go straight to my chiropractor for some realignment and he sorts it out straight away - no lasting damage caused.
A few weeks ago i was on holiday and reinjured myself. I was unable to get to the chiropractor straight away this caused swelling/inflammation in the area of the injury. Normally if i reinjure my back swelling doesn't happen doesnt happen cuz i can get to the chiropractor straight away.
I was unable to do my crunches for about a week and a half. However when i was fit enough to crunch again i noticed that my back had lost a significant amount strenth. I reduced the amount of crunches i do prior to the reinjury and am now build them back up again.
Anyone got any idea why i have lost such significant amount of back strength. Granted i have a longstanding back injury but i only stopped my crunches for a short while