How To Exercise With A Baby: Pilates Roll Up

In this post:

Key Points For Pilates Roll Up Exercise With A Baby

  1. Be sure you have adequate shoulder mobility and stability before doing any overhead lifting movement. I like to do the shoulder wall test to determine if a client is ready.
  2. Be sure you can activate and use your lower abs before trying this. I like to use the lower ab progression before this exercise or any similar exercise. It help ensure that your core is strong enough to not overuse your hip flexors.

Author: Nick Ortego is the owner of N 2 Action, a wellness studio in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, offering personal training, health coaching, yoga, and assisted stretching.
Also find more on the Nick Ortego Fitness YouTube Channel

Video Transcript:
Are you stoked? Ready to show these people how to 
work their abs with a baby?
Nick Ortego here. I'll show you how to
work your abdominals with a baby. This
is what you want to do start off. Seated.
Sit up tall. Raise that baby up, but
sometimes they prefer to be looking at
you. Looking at daddy. She
wants to look over there. She has a mind
of her own. Raise her up,
and then go down. Slowly inhale up, exhale down, inhale up, exhale roll down one
vertebra at a time. Pilates roll up.
Inhale up, exhale down, inhale up, exhale
roll down. Now if you have trouble coming
up, you can start with your knees lifted
and on the inhale roll up. You use the
momentum from your legs to create a
little bit of roll in the pelvis. That's
how you do Pilates roll up with a baby
for fun and for a little extra
resistance. Do you like that? Do you have
fun? Do you have fun? You got any benefit
from this little video leave a comment
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