Each month at Move Move we set ourselves a Move of the Month Challenge. Throughout the month we focus on mastering that move. Sometimes our Move of the Month is just one move, other times it maybe a series of moves. But our aim is to progress in some way.
Our Move of the Month for July is Roll Backs. This is a great move to work your tummy muscles and move your back.
The mat version of this move forms the basis for many others both on and off the mat – Oblique Roll Backs on the mat, Back Rowing on the Reformer, Roll Downs on the Tower to name but a few.
One of my favourite ways to increase the intensity of the Roll Back is to add arm raises. Hold yourself in the half roll back position and slowly raise your arms up and down.
Our bonus challenge this month is the Oblique Roll Back – building up our strength and endurance to hold the roll back position and do 5 (or more!) oblique twists to each side.
My top tip for working on your roll backs is head position – look straight ahead before you start the move and don’t change your eye gaze as you execute. This will ensure your head is in a great position throughout the move.