Roll Up

PURPOSE
» Strengthen the abdominals and generate flexibility of the spine.

STARTING POSITION
Set the loops 6 to 12 inches from the floor. Lie supine with the ankles suspended in the loops. When suspended, the ankles hang directly under the anchor. Arms are at the sides or overhead.

MOVEMENT SEQUENCE
Reach the arms toward the ceiling and roll the spine off the floor. Roll all the way up and reach the fingertips toward the toes. Sit up tall and reverse the movement rolling down one vertebra at a time, with control, back to the floor.

MAKE IT HARDER
Activate the legs and press them into the loops. Or raise the loops to increase the stretch.

MAKE IT EASIER
Walk the hands up the sides of the legs to assist the roll up. Or lower the loops to decrease the stretch.

VARIATION
Rolling Abdominals - As the body rolls down to the floor bend the knees and draw them toward the chest. As the spine articulates and rolls up, straighten the legs.