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Barbell Ab Rollout

Exercise Data

Type: Strength
Main Muscle Worked: Abdominals
Other Muscles: Lower Back, Shoulders
Equipment: Barbell
Mechanics Type: Compound
Level: Intermediate
Sport: No
Force: Pull
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Barbell Ab Rollout Guide

Main Muscle: Abdominals

  1. For this exercise you will need to get into a pushup position, but instead of having your hands of the floor, you will be grabbing on to an Olympic barbell (loaded with 5-10 lbs on each side) instead. This will be your starting position.
  2. While keeping a slight arch on your back, lift your hips and roll the barbell towards your feet as you exhale. Tip: As you perform the movement, your glutes should be coming up, you should be keeping the abs tight and should maintain your back posture at all times. Also your arms should be staying perpendicular to the floor throughout the movement. If you don't, you will work out your shoulders and back more than the abs.
  3. After a second contraction at the top, start to roll the barbell back forward to the starting position slowly as you inhale.
  4. Repeat for the recommended amount of repetitions.

Caution: This is a challenging exercise for people with healthy backs.

Variation: This is an exercise that, just like the push-up, can also be done on the knees for less advanced athletes.



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Dec 19, 2014 8:35 AM: this is extremely effective you can really feel it!



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Jun 15, 2014 4:10 AM: Extremely effective exercise, not for the faint of heart! great test of core strength



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Mar 31, 2014 7:53 PM: This is no joke!



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Feb 10, 2014 10:42 AM: Very effective, really strains the abs



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Jun 20, 2013 9:16 AM: Tried it today and it was brutal! Loved it! It engaged my shoulders and chest. Only problem was the floors was too slippery and I couldn't control the barbell.



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Mar 4, 2013 3:08 PM: Really felt it in my lower back and abs! Burned like crazy and was very difficult too. My abs are definitely going to feel it tomorrow!



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Jul 31, 2012 9:55 AM: Great exercise but i'm having a bit of difficulty when rolling the barbell back towards my feet, any tips?!



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Feb 18, 2012 8:38 PM: great exercise for rectus abdominis muscle



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Sep 27, 2011 10:32 AM: Looks like fun I'm definately adding this one into my ab workouts!



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