No, working out DOESN’T need to mean hours a day in the gym! In this video, ingfit Fitness and Wellness Ambassador, Lauren, teaches us how to use a simple, cheap and EFFECTIVE tool at home! The ab roller! She gives us some awesome tips on form, because as always performing an exercise correctly will save us pain and injury AND make sure it’s actually having the desired effect!
How to Get Great Abs With The Ab Roller - Lauren Brush
Hey guys, how are you? Alright for today’s fitness tutorial, we are going to do one of my all-time favorites, it is the ab roller, I love this thing it’s so effective, it is so cheap, it is light, it can travel with you, it really does a lot for a something so little, trust me, I’m going to show you how to use it, how not to use it, and what we can do to make this the most effective thing possible.
Before we begin I just want to say that with core work and with really any work ever you really need to focus on quality and not quantity, so actually if you do this right and do it effectively you shouldn’t be able to do more than 10 to 15, if you’re doing this the wrong way, it should be very easy you should be able to do like 15 million honestly, but we really need to focus on getting this one right because if you don’t do it right you could end up hurting your lower back or just other parts, your hips, your hip flexors and whatever.
So, this is all about the core and I’m going to show you how to do it alright, so, it’s all about the setup, you want to make sure when you start the exercise that you are not keeping a flat back, a lot of people like to start with their booties up, alright, you really want to go from a cat to a cow, alright, lift that core up and give yourself a little arch so that you’re really really really engaging the core and using that the entire way through.
A lot of people what they will do is that, this is not how to do it alright, they will go and they will push out with their hips and then pull themselves back with their hips, alright that is so cheating and that is just going to hurt your hip flexors and your lower back.
Another thing that people do when they start doing this, is that they roll out and then they use their arms to roll them back, alright that could be a good shoulder workout or arm workout but it is not going to engage your core and it could end up hurting you.
So, the right way to do this, guys, is to start here, hold that core in tight, roll out just until you can make it, and then really again focus on that core, engage it and roll it all the way up so you’re back in that tight tight tight position.
Almost as if there’s a string in the back of your back and it is pulling you up, okay so again , it’s not in your hips, not in your arms, when you come all the way back you should not be able to sit into your hips, you should roll out engage the core keep that tight tight tightness, lift up from your core and find that sweet spot again, roll right back out, so your core is engaged from start to finish.
Okay, so again if you do this right guys you should be able to have such awesome and effective core workout, in a very short amount of time.
Okay so try it out, let me know how it goes, I’d love to hear it, you can always DM me if you need more tips guys, I love this thing, enjoy!