Challenge your core muscles safely and comfortably with Mad Owl Fitness’ Top Notch Ab Roller wheels!
Traditional ab rollers have a thin, unsteady wheel and handles that put excess strain on your wrists. The Top Notch Ab Roller takes your core workout to the next level.
In this guide, we’ll walk you through the correct ab roller form so that you eliminate the risk for injury and maximize the workout’s effectiveness.
Check out our tutorial videos below to learn more about the benefits of Mad Owl Fitness ab rollers.
Ab Roller Form Walkthrough
- Start off with a flat, even surface. Ideally, use the ab roller on a firm mat like our Guru Tutor Mat, which comes with a guide for suggested exercises printed directly on the mat.
- Put your knees on the ground. For added comfort and balance, you may benefit from using non-slip knee pads like the ones included in our Ab Roller Pro.
- Keep your toes on the ground, shoulder-width apart.
- In the starting position, your ab wheel should be directly under your head, and you should be holding yourself up with your forearms and hands on the handles and your back and thighs straight.
- Roll forward evenly using only your core muscles until your head has lowered to the top of the wheel. Keep your back level the entire time.
- Roll back up using only your core muscles to lift yourself back into the starting position. At no point should your back or arms sag or strain.
That’s it! If you’re doing it right, this simple motion should give you an incredible burn.
Good Form: How to Use Ab Rollers the RIGHT Way
Focus on your core—not your back or arms. Keep your mind honed in on the ab muscles you want to train. Targeting your abs requires you to focus and connect to that part of your body in order to maximize your workout. Our armrest design does help you engage your arms and lats, but the focus should be on activating your core muscles.
Keep your abs engaged to prevent sagging into your low back. This will help you maintain the natural curve of your spine while supporting your entire core.
Keep your arms secure during the whole motion, noting if you’re straining your grip.
Keep your head neutral, slightly tucked into your chin as you roll out.
Focus on correct ab roller form over the number of sets or reps. One ab roller motion using the right form is worth way more than any number of motions using the wrong form.
Bad Form: How Not to Use Ab Rollers
Don’t lift or turn your head—this puts unnecessary strain on your neck and back and can throw you off balance.
If your back is slumping, your abs are not fully engaged. If you feel any tightness in your lower back, tighten your core without straining your breath, and choose a variation from your knees so you can keep proper form.
If you find the ab wheel too challenging at first, take it slow! We offer step-by-step guides for any level of fitness. Start from your knees, roll out a few inches, and roll back. Slow, focused progress is better than overdoing it and sacrificing your form.
We want our customers to have the best ab roller form possible so they can get the most out of our product. If you have any questions about our product, don’t hesitate to contact us.