Roll Up Prep

Introduction

The Roll Up Prep will utilise and strengthen the:

  • transverse abdominus muscle which stabilises the spine
  • rectus abdominus and obliques which flex the spine
  • scapula stabilisers (shoulder blades)

Motions

Start Position

  • Supine (on back)
  • Neutral spine
  • Arms shoulder height
  • Legs together, knees bent

Step 1

  • Inhale: Lift arms to ceiling

Step 2

  • Exhale: Curl upper body, reaching arms towards knees

Step 3

  • Inhale: Reach arms to ceiling

Step 4

  • Exhale: Roll back to start position

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