Roll over is a fun exercise to mobilize the spine into flexion. When the legs are overhead, you get a wonderful stretch in your hamstrings and the muscles that run along your spine. As you slowly lower your spine back down, you’re building abdominal strength and control.
To perform Roll Over correctly, a lot of lumbar flexion and abdominal strength is needed. Many students will need some modifications to build up to the full exercise. Fortunately, Pilates can always meet the student exactly where they are.
Here are a few suggestions to help you make progress towards mastering the Roll Over:
Are you going to practice or teach Roll Over this week? What are your favorite tips for this exercise?
In the Pilates Encyclopedia, we look at every detail of Roll Over, from head to toe, to help you get the maximum benefit from this exercise.
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