Ab wheel rollouts are one of my favorite abdominal/core exercises. Go to any gym and you’re going to see someone using this little piece of exercise equipment. However, many people perform the movement incorrectly. Most of the time people are left with weaker abs and a low back problem. Here are the 3 mistakes most of us make when using an ab wheel

Most Common Mistakes

  1. Arching Lower back
  2. Dragging hips back w/out using arm/latissimus (back) muscles
  3. Not bringing hips out in front

If your goal is have a nice, tight, firm abs then follow these corrections:

  1. Keep lower back flat or slightly rounded
  2. Pull ab wheel back with arms/latissimus as well as abs
  3. Bring hips as far forward as you feel comfortable

BONUS! Once you’ve mastered the ab wheel rollout for 5-10 reps then try it with your knees OFF the ground. Be very, very careful as this is a quantum leap from the ab wheel rollout on your knees.

About Josh Jarmin

Originally from Washington, D.C. (NOVA) Josh moved to Atlanta to be a Middle School history teacher after graduating from James Madison University. He joined the Marine Corps infantry as a reservist and served in Iraq honorably. Josh then turned his attention to personal training after his tour in order to help others reach their health/fitness goals. At one point he was 275lbs and 28% body fat. Now he's 195lbs and 13.5% body fat. Josh worked for several fitness facilities in Atlanta and developed a loyal following of trainees. He's created a training program of his own personal design and has established himself as one of the top kettlebell and body movement experts in the Atlanta area. Josh is currently the Co-Owner and Director of Fitness at Blueprint Fitness.

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