Most of us have a foam roller hanging out in some corner of our closet or basement that we periodically use to roll out our hips, back or quads. However, we don’t always think of using foam roller exercises to build strength.
Personally, I love the foam roller and I also love being able to use one tool for multiple things – especially if I’m traveling or don’t have much space to work in.
With this in mind, I’ve created a short (just under 10 minutes) Pilates ab workout that you can do using foam roller exercises. This workout builds in intensity. It starts gentle, peppers in a few sneaky hard things and ends with a lil plank challenge…because who doesn’t love planks? 😉
This is a nice one to do on its own or when you’re looking to add some core work after lifting or running. And if you need a longer warm-up or want some spinal mobility (since this vid is all about the stability), I’d suggest starting with this video and then hopping on your roller.
Foam roller exercises for core strength
8 imprint release
8 alternating single leg lift
8 double leg lifts
8 isometric oblique hand to knee presses (per side)
8 single leg stretch
8 knee lifts