Half Roll Back with Flex-BandŽ

Targets abdominals, hip flexors & scapular stabilizers


  • Begin seated on a Mat with your knees slightly bent and legs hip-distance apart. Keep pelvis vertical and spine flexed forward over your legs. Wrap the Flex-Band around your feet, holding on to both ends with elbows flexed.


  • INHALE to prepare
  • EXHALE Maintain spinal flexion and roll pelvis back, as far as curve in spine is maintained. Use the Flexband for support and keep feet on mat.
  • INHALE Roll forward to starting position.

    Complete 5-8 repetitions alternating sides.

Remember to start your workout with a warmup routine.
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This exercise is an excerpt from the Easy Start Poster included FREE with the purchase of any Flex-Band Power Pack.

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