Supine Abdominal Curl

PURPOSE
» Strengthens the abdominals
» Tones the arms
» Enhances balance

STARTING POSITION
(Resistance 3-6 lbs)
Lie on the back on the roller with the head at the extension arm. The whole length of the back, from head to tail, should be supported by the roller. Bend the knees and place the feet on the floor with the heels in line with the hips. Take a strap in each hand and bring the arms straight over the shoulders. Place a towel under the head if needed for support.

MOVEMENT SEQUENCE
Lower the arms toward the hips and lift the head, neck and shoulders off the roller.

VARIATIONS
Shoulder extension — Pull both straps down to the hips.
Lateral raise — Open the arms to the sides and pull the straps down to the hips.
Arm circles — Circle the arms in both directions.

MAKE IT HARDER
Single Leg Lift — Lift one foot off the floor to challenge the core.
Double Leg Lift — Lift both feet off the floor to challenge the core even more!