Cookies on the Merrithew website
Merrithew has updated its cookie policy. We and third-parties use cookies on this site to improve your experience, personalize content, optimize your shopping experience and to show you relevant advertising. By continuing to use this site you give consent for all cookies to be stored locally on your computer or device. To learn more about cookies and how to manage them visit our cookie policy.

Ask the Expert: Roll Up

Ask the Expert: Roll Up

Q: I have a few clients that pull to one side when they are doing Roll Up or Rolling Like a Ball. Is there a prop you would suggest to help with this?

A: 

The Roll Up and Rolling Like a Ball are challenging exercises. Your client may or may not be able to fully execute these exercises depending on body proportion, lower back flexibility and hip flexor length and strength.

Try incorporating the Flex-Band into Half Roll Up or Half Roll Back on the Mat, while you continue to cue and encourage the client to utilize the obliques and rectus abdominus. You could also try Roll Down on the Cadillac to help facilitate abdominal strength without allowing the hip flexors to extend the lumbar spine and encourage balance throughout the obliques and abs.