Liza Kovacs-Parker

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Why are roll ups and roll downs in Pilates, not a good "core" exercise?

18 Answers | Asked by Elizabeth Toppan on Jun 15, 2011

Answered by Liza Kovacs-Parker on Apr 26, 2012

I took me two years to do a roll-up after recovering from a serious injury! I teach the roll down phase first when clients are very weak. The eccentric contraction builds up their strength, lessens frustration, unnecessary gripping and the potential for injury. I tell them to bear the discom...

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