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Roll Up

Angle-Based Images: Roll Up Video
Angle-Based Images: Roll Up Video
Angle-Based Images: Roll Up Video
Angle-Based Images: Roll Up Video
Angle-Based Images: Roll Up Video
Roll Up: Step 1
Step 1 Lie on your back with your legs straight. Squeeze your inner thighs together.
Roll Up: Step 2
Step 2 Lift your arms to the ceiling and back by your ears without moving your ribs.
Roll Up: Step 3
Step 3 Nod your head and lift your shoulders off the mat as you reach your arms toward your feet.
Roll Up: Step 4
Step 4 Tuck your tailbone under, curling back into the mat one vertebra at a time.

Progressions & Variations

Beginner Tips

Concentrate on the connection between the abdominals and spine. If you scoop your abs, your spine will flex as well. Practice this rounding movement with your hands on your thighs.

Benefits

Strengthens the abdominals while increasing flexibility of the spine.

Modifications

Keep your knees bent and use your hands to help guide your torso up and down

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