What muscles does the ab roller work?
The ab roller is a fitness tool that is primarily used to strengthen and tone the muscles of the abdomen, specifically the rectus abdominis and the obliques. The rectus abdominis is a long, flat muscle that runs along the front of the abdomen and is responsible for flexing the spine. The obliques are a pair of muscles on the sides of the abdomen that help to twist and bend the torso.
To use the ab roller, you start by kneeling on the ground and holding the handles of the ab roller in your hands. You then roll the ab roller forward, using your abdominal muscles to lift and extend your body. As you roll out, you should feel a contraction in your abs. To return to the starting position, you simply roll the ab roller back towards your knees, using your abdominal muscles to control the movement.
While the ab roller primarily targets the abdominal muscles, it also engages other muscle groups in the body such as the hip flexors, lower back, and shoulders. Using the ab roller can help to improve core stability, posture, and balance, as well as increase overall strength and tone in the abdominal area.