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Roll Over

Angle-Based Images: Roll Over Video
Angle-Based Images: Roll Over Video
Angle-Based Images: Roll Over Video
Angle-Based Images: Roll Over Video
Angle-Based Images: Roll Over Video
Roll Over: Step 1
Step 1 Lie on your back with your arms by your sides, palms down, and raise your legs overhead, straight to the ceiling.
Roll Over: Step 2
Step 2 Scoop your abs to move your legs over your head to a 45 degree angle.
Roll Over: Step 3
Step 3 Open your legs to hip width.
Roll Over: Step 4
Step 4 Lower your hips down, moving your spine one vertebra at a time back to your starting position.
Roll Over: Step 5
Step 5 Squeeze your legs together. Repeat 3 times
Roll Over: Step 6
Step 6 Then, reverse directions. Lie down with your legs straight and hip-width apart, feet flexed.
Roll Over: Step 7
Step 7 Tighten your abs to lift your legs overhead.
Roll Over: Step 8
Step 8 Squeeze your thighs together as roll back down through your spine.

Progressions & Variations

Beginner Tips

Hold your knees close to your chest with your ankles crossed as you tighten your abs to raise your pelvis off the mat.

Tips

If your lower back feels strain, do not do this exercise.

Benefits

Strengthens the lower abdominals while increasing flexibility.

Modifications

Wrap a resistance band are your feet and hold the end of the band by the sides of your legs. The band will help decrease the pressure on your spine and help you to guide our legs overhead. If your lower back feels strain, do not do this exercise.

Related Exercises

  • Strength Exercises
  • Core Exercises
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