How to Use a Body Shaping Ab Roller

An ab roller can help you develop a flat and strong midsection.
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Ab rollers are one of those exercise devices that fall in and out of vogue. Depending on your point of view, they can be considered really effective or downright dangerous. Whether you are trying to get yourself a summer six-pack or simply want to increase your core strength, using an ab roller can help, but only if you use the right form.

Ab Roller Crunches

Step 1

Place the device on the floor on top of your exercise mat and then lie with your head resting on top of the foam pad. Bend your legs and place your feet flat on the floor.

Step 2

Reach up and grasp the handles. Exhale and use your abdominal muscles to roll your shoulders and head up. Keep your head in contact with the foam pad.

Step 3

Slowly lower yourself back down to the floor, exhaling as you do so. Immediately perform another identical repetition.

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