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Key Points For Pilates Roll Up Exercise With A Baby
- 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.
- 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.
Nick Ortego is a health coach specializing in biohacking for runners. He integrates modern methods with the ancient wisdom of yoga to help runners get the most out of every aspect of life. He is the owner of N 2 Action, a wellness studio in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, offering personal training, health coaching, yoga, and fascial stretch therapy.
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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 below. If you like to get content not available on the blog or the regular YouTube channel, then click the link connected to this video you'll have a chance to sign up for the Run Better Now VIP club.