The great thing about the internet is that information gets spread to a large amount of people. When I first started out in the fitness industry, it was not common knowledge that crunches and sit-ups are not the best exercises for your core... or your lower back. When I would mention this to someone they would stare at me like I was crazy and ask me “What else can you do for the core?"
Today, most people understand that the best core exercises are the ones that challenge the core's position. Meaning that the core's job it to keep your spine from bending, extending or rotating when external forces are exerted onto the body.
Exercises like planks, side planks, rollouts, body saws, pallof presses, and 1,000 other exercises focus on this.
The Ab Rollout, in particular, is an advanced core exercise that is often done with poor technique. Many people have a hard time controlling their spines, especially when it comes to limiting extension of the lower back. This is the number one issue I see with the Ab Rollout.
Check out the video below to learn proper technique to the rollout and one of my favorite drills to teach you trunk positioning to make your rollouts more effective.
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Move Well, Stay Strong.