We get stuck on the Roll Up (and it is only the 2nd exercise of Joe's series) . Many of us struggle with this exercise, but why? Because it takes mobile hips, good lumbopelvic rhythm and thoracic mobility and antithesis of sitting at a desk. The support for the movement by doing it on the Reformer, Cadillac, Roll down to Pedal on the Wunda chair or on a spine corrector.
· Engage your hamstring – Press your legs into the ground to create an achor
· Reach with your heels – stretch with all the power of your legs
· Create opposition – reach your belly away from your thighs and your thighs away from your belly
· Sing or count as you move. Sometimes we need to get out of our heads and let our body do the work
Primary Focus: Lumbopelvic Rhythm (how your thigh bones, pelvis and low back interact with each out)
Secondary Focus: Stretch and Length
Also until you have it use PROPS. This fitness circle helps with focus, use weight balls in your arms, squeeze a ball between your legs.