Ab roller

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  1. osprey

    osprey White Belt

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    Could someone please give me some tips on using an ab roller without my lower back hurting, and what is the best way to breathe when using it. I've seen some videos on youtube, but they seem to all contradict each other on the technique.
     
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    Oblivian Aging Platinum Member

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    Is your lower back just getting sore, or are you actually straining it?
     
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    My back is just aching while i'm using the roller, the last thing i want is to have it aching the next day after a workout.
     
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    Oblivian Aging Platinum Member

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    Your back is going to feel it when you are doing a lift/exercise that works it. You'll also feel soreness in your back the next day if you do a lift/exercise that works it. These are not bad things.
     
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    Thanks for the quick replys.
     
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    keep your back rounded and abs tight and in, squeeze your ass muscles to transfer the load off your lower back. this is a decent tutorial YouTube - Ab Wheel
     
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    Cheers, the video has shown me were i was going wrong.
     

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