Full Body Roll-Up Workout and It’s Benefits

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Back exercises are almost always necessary to rehabilitate the spine and alleviate back pain. A controlled, gradual exercise program that is tailored to an individual is usually the most effective.

How to do full body roll-up workout?

This move will strengthen your core in a slow, controlled motion, teach you to articulate your spine, and stretch the muscles in the back and legs that cause tightness in the back. Practicing it at least once or twice a week can help to prevent or lessen back pain.

                                                Full body roll-up
  1. Lie flat on your back with your arms extended overhead.
  2. Inhale and sit up, lifting your arms to the sky. Exhale, and slowly roll up into a “C” curve, reaching for your toes. (Think about sucking your belly button to your spine, and activate your transverse abdominus).
  3. Inhale and start to slowly go back in a “C” curve.
  4. Exhale as you uncurl your body one vertebra at a time back into the mat.

Be sure to keep your feet on the ground as you move slowly. Perform 6 to 8 roll-ups.

If this is too difficult or painful, start in a semi-reclined position (using pillows or a foam wedge) instead of laying flat. Perform the exercise from this position until you develop more core strength.

Benefits:

When done in a controlled, progressive manner, exercises for relieving back pain have many benefits, including:

  • Strengthening the muscles that support the spine, removing pressure from the spinal discs and facet joints.
  • Alleviating stiffness and improving mobility.
  • Improving circulation to better distribute nutrients through the body, including to the spinal discs.
  • Releasing endorphins, which can naturally relieve pain. A frequent release of endorphins can help reduce reliance on pain medication. Endorphins can also elevate mood and relieve depressive symptoms, a common effect of chronic pain.
  • Minimizing the frequency of back or neck pain episodes, and reducing the severity of pain when it does occur.

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