Thursday, May 16, 2013

320- Crescent Rolls with Balls

This exercise challenges the core to synthesize the connections built in the x rolls

To do this exercise you will need a mat and two large exercise balls.  Start lying on your back with your arms and legs in the air.  Hold one ball between your hands and hold the other ball between your ankles. Inhale into the back of your ribcage and then exhale as you roll to your side allowing the balls to move above your head and below your hips respectively.  Exhale as you roll onto your belly working to keep the balls from touching the ground, and then inhale as you roll to the other side.  Finally exhale as you roll back to your back lifting the balls along with your arms and legs to the ceiling.  Repeat 5-8 times in each direction.

Things to think about
If you reach through your hands and legs to make your body as long as possible, it will be very easy to roll all the way around.  Keep the balls off the floor by reaching through your hands and legs.  If you concentrate on lifting the balls away from the floor this will shorten your axis and make it harder to roll.

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