Climb Up the Rope

This is an Abs pattern from (pattern 4154)

My class really loves this simple but yet intense ab work. Let me break it down-

Back is to the mat and your legs are crossed at the ankles - it's how one would sit if watching t.v. on the floor-

I constantly cue to keep the back to the mat, chin away from chest, yada, yada, yada...Now, have them literally 'climb up a rope' on three counts...right hand, left hand, right hand bring it down...and start all over again...

I find myself saying 'deep, deeper, deepest'...or one, two, three bring it down...If they find it difficult to use their hands to climb then I cue to have their hands (unlocked) behind the head...elbows wide, breathe and of course squeeze.

This is fun and a great one to mix with all kinds of other ab work!

**Also, if they find it more comfortable with their feet flat on the floor vs. crossed than that's okay too...I find it that I feel it more if the legs are each his own!

My first entry! Please contact me if nothing makes sense!

Added by Antoinette at 1:09 PM on Tuesday, February 16, 1999 EST. Add to favorites (view favorites)
From: Berryville, Virginia (USA)
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