- With ab wheel attached to cable via double looped strap attachment,
straddle cable facing away from low pulley. Kneel with both knees
on mat. Grasp handles on wheel to each side with overhand grip.
Position wheel near front of knees and lean over wheel with arms
extended downward, supporting upper body.
- With arms straight, roll wheel out as far as possible. Lower
body gently to floor extending arms forward. Raise body back
up by flexing hips and pulling arms back to original position.
Return until hips are extended. Repeat.
- Keep elbows straight or nearly straight throughout exercise.
Exercise can be performed without
assistance. Rectus Abdominis and Obliques practically contract
since little waist flexion occurs under resistance. With no waist
flexion, Rectus Abdominis and External Oblique act to stabilize
pelvis and waist during hip flexion. See target
muscle of rollout question. Also see Spot
Reduction Myth and Lower