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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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Review: Ab Roller

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10/10

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10/10

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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9/10

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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10/10

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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10/10

Aug 9, 2013 5:29 PM: Kneel, Roll, FACE PLANT! Take it slow at first. Don't be me. I've got it down now...I think. lol.



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Aug 6, 2013 8:47 AM: Moms remember to make sure you don't have diastasis recti before doing any ab work. Diastasis recti also known as (“abdominal separation”), is a condition where the right and left sides of the rectus abdominus (the muscle that makes up the front wall of the abdominals, also known as...+See More



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Review: Ab Roller

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6/10

May 13, 2013 10:30 AM: If you have ANY shoulder, wrist, or lower back problems do NOT attempt. This requires you to have complete stability. It's a great move, but not if you have any upper body injuries, so be careful.



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10/10

Apr 10, 2013 9:41 PM: great exercice I can feel after each try



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