Supine Pullover

by Keli Roberts

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This core exercise uses a weighted bar, a dowel, or broom. Start by lying on your back, pressing the bar up above your chest. Flex the shoulders, bringing the bar overhead, stabilize through the abdominals, and pull it back up. For the next progression, take your feet off the floor. Keep the knees above the hips and brace the abs. As you lower the bar overhead, extend one leg, and then bring it back in. Alternate to work both sides of the body. For the third and final progression, extend both legs out as you bring the bar overhead. Stabilize the abdominals and spine by gripping, bracing, and breathing. Repeat 8 to 12 repetitions.

About the Presenter

Keli Roberts

Keli Roberts IDEA Author/Presenter

Keli Roberts is a specialized tier-three personal trainer at Equinox in Pasadena, California. She is a master trainer for Schwinn® Cycling and Glidingn, a Kettlebell® Concepts-sponsored athlete and is on the BOSU® development team. Keli is also known for her award-winning videos, books and training seminars. She is a spokesperson for ACE, a 2007 inductee to the National Fitness Hall of Fame and was awarded the 2003 IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year Award.