Mat Pilates - Beginner Exercise - The Roll Up
The Roll Up is a fundamental exercise in the Pilates repertoire.
Viewers will learn how to strengthen their abdominals, and learn how to articulate and stretch the lower back.
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Roll up one vertebra at a time
Soften the hip flexors and engage the abdominals to peel the back off the mat.
Imagine energy shooting from the back of the legs through the back of the heels, and energy shooting out from the finger tips!
Begin the exercise sitting up on the sit bones with the knees bent and feet flat on the mat
For more assistance, try placing your hands on the outside of the thighs and use your hands and arm strength to help control the roll down
Roll to the side to return to the starting position
For low back injuries- Use either modification listed above or avoid
For neck and shoulder injuries- avoid if symptoms increase.
Avoid with Osteoporosis
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