Ab Roller

Type of exercise:Strength
Primary Muscle:Abdominals
Secondary Muscle:Shoulders,
Equipment:Ab Roller


  1. Get down on your hands and knees on the floor. Hold an ab roller with both hands, right below your shoulders. Your quads and arms should be perpendicular to the floor. Your elbows should be straight, and will remain that way for the entire exercise. This is your starting position.

  2. Roll the ab roller forward while breathing in, stretching your body forward until your chest is 1 or 2 inches off the ground.

  3. As you breathe out, pull yourself back into the starting position. This completes one repetition.

  4. Repeat for as many reps as needed.


  • Advanced lifters can do the motion diagonally, alternating between sides, to put more emphasis on the obliques.


  • This exercise is not recommended for people with back problems.