The Pilates roll-up with ball is a slow and controlled movement for core strength and stability. This exercise also recruits and strengthens the glutes and hamstrings.
Step by step instructions
Lie on the floor with a Pilates ball placed underneath your heels. Extend both arms overhead with your palms facing each other.
Keeping your legs straight and feet pressed into the ball, slowly roll your arms forward and lift your shoulders up off the ground before lowering to the starting position.
Mistakes and Tips
- Avoid hyperextending your neck. Keep a natural head and neck position.
- Don't forget to apply pressure with the heels. Maintain contact with the ball.