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Ab Roller

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Type: Strength
Main Muscle Worked: Abdominals
Other Muscles: Shoulders
Equipment: Other
Mechanics Type: Compound
Level: Intermediate
Sport: No
Force: Pull
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Ab Roller Guide

Main Muscle: Abdominals

  1. Hold the Ab Roller with both hands and kneel on the floor.
  2. Now place the ab roller on the floor in front of you so that you are on all your hands and knees (as in a kneeling push up position). This will be your starting position.
  3. Slowly roll the ab roller straight forward, stretching your body into a straight position. Tip: Go down as far as you can without touching the floor with your body. Breathe in during this portion of the movement.
  4. After a pause at the stretched position, start pulling yourself back to the starting position as you breathe out. Tip: Go slowly and keep your abs tight at all times.

Caution: This exercise is not advised for people with lower back problems or hernias.

Variations: If you are advanced you can perform the exercise moving the ab roller to the sides in a diagonal fashion as opposed to straight forward. This version places more emphasis on the obliques.



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Feb 11, 2015 3:00 AM: Like Scottish1297 mentioned, you do want to be careful with your lower back while doing these, but if these become too easy and you've built up your lower back, you may want to challenge yourself further by wearing a weight vest while doing this exercise.



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Feb 9, 2015 3:26 PM: If you like to sweat, try doing sets of these with sauna breaks for your rest period.



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Feb 9, 2015 3:24 PM: I gauge the effectiveness of an exercise, in part, on how sore I am from it the day after. Like with anything, the first cut is always the deepest, but few other exercises have made my abs as sore as this one. Even better, it is actually kind of fun to do. You won't feel the real pain until a day...+See More



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Jan 7, 2015 1:58 PM: Excellent and tough exercise, however I'm wondering is it best to keep your feet on the floor or lift them up a bit? I trust this instructional video which keeps the feet on the floor to be correct, however I see conflicting videos elsewhere.



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Feb 20, 2014 8:52 PM: Excellent instructional video, and this Ab Roller is a great work out for Fit looking Abdominal s. I am currently using this and Have taken the advice of my Bodybuilding community . Nice and slow and watch your lower back.



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Jan 21, 2014 6:54 AM: Good exercise that can be as challenging as you want to make it. Excellent for developing that mind/muscle connection with your abs and focusing on using the correct muscles to do the work.



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Jan 3, 2014 11:42 AM: Great ab targeting system, if your new to it watch your lower back.



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Oct 1, 2013 2:29 PM: great workout, do it slowly if you are new to this exercise



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Sep 29, 2013 2:53 AM: good ab wheel



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