Full Roll Up
Week 1: Knees bent, feet flexed, hands hold back of thighs or holding glute band placed behind knees. Slight roll back and up.
Week 2: Full roll up with supported roll down (hands behind thighs, etc.)
Week 3: Arm reach rolling down teaching imprint (Use yellow springs with bar at ladder)
Week 4: Full roll up with magic circle between palms.
Pilates Full Roll Up Benefits:
- Works abdominal muscles
- Promotes deep breathing which increases blood flow and circulating (in preparation for holiday shopping!)
- Strengthens your spine, increasing flexibility and alignment
- It has been said that one pilates roll up is equal to 6 regular sit ups!!
- “Abs scooped in”
- “Ribs down/closed”
- “Big ‘c’ curve of spine” (crucial for helping keep feet and legs on the floor)