prone in a hands and knees position with the wheel in
front. Hands are placed on the handles of the ab wheel. Arms
straight with elbows slightly bent. Before moving,
an Abdominal Compression (pull your
belly button toward your spine compressing
Roll wheel out away from body as
far as you can
comfortably go, keeping the abdominal muscles compressed, with
elbows fixed and movement occurring at the shoulder
and lumbar spine. Then contract the abs to roll the ab wheel
back to the starting position.
Analysis: This is primarily an isometric
core muscle exercise. Make sure to emphasize contractions in
the core and abdomen and de-emphasize contractions in the hip
flexors and latissimus dorsi.
This is a valuable exercise for increasing core stability.
Excessive shoulder and hip
flexion emphasizing the latissimus dorsi and hip flexors muscles.
Holding your breath. Breathe naturally! Some people prefer to exhale
when extending the body outwards and inhale when contracting the body.