This week I will be showing you how to do the Roll Down exercise.
This week’s exercise is a good transition into some of the more advanced exercises that we will be trying once we have mastered the basic principles. In previous exercises there has been a lot of focus on abdominal and core strength. This week’s exercise focuses on abdominal strength, but also challenges your stability. As I have said each week in this blog, Pilates is all about doing controlled movements with precision and this exercise is a great example of that as it is going to teach you to develop control. Having control over the way your body moves will help to reduce injury.
The Roll Down enables you to transition into other exercises, improving both abdominal strength and stability simultaneously.
LOOK FOR: Your arms to remain parallel to the floor.
AVOID: Pivoting your back.
TARGETS: Deep abdominal muscles.
BENEFITS: Strengthens and lengthens the torso.
That is me done for this week. I will see you next time.
Images and some content taken from Pilates Anatomy - A Comprehensive Guide - By Dr Abby Ellsworth