Get yourself ready for a complete abs experience with the barbell abs rollout. Many six pack abs strategies include this exercise as part of your training because of the high level of intensity it provides your abdominal muscles that helps stabilize your spine aside from getting you ripped abs. As you stretch out your arms, roll forward then back, you also work your shoulders and lats to increase strength.
In order to ensure that barbell abs rollout will work as intended, ensure that it is your abs that are doing most of the work and not your shoulders. Likewise, be careful not to let your hips sag or arch your lower back too high as you roll out the barbell. Once you keep these in mind, you can effectively target your core as you would like it to be.
When doing barbell abs rollout, choose a weight that has the maximum weight you can handle to add stress to the target muscles but without having to sacrifice form. Key to this exercise is to do it deliberately and with full concentration.
Watch this step by step video on barbell abs rollout so that you too, can include this in your six pack abs exercises correctly and safely.
- Choose a barbell with your desired weight and place it in front of you on the floor.
- Kneel down to the ground and bend forward until your hands are holding on to the bar, shoulder width apart and arms fully extended.
- Carefully roll your upper body forward and allow the barbell to roll forward as well. All that’s touching the floor at this point are your knees.
- Stop when both arms are still perpendicular to the ground and your upper body is still a few inches off the floor.
Carefully pull yourself back using the bottom half of your body so as not to put added stress on your shoulders.
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