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Exercise Video: Work Your Core — Dying Bug

Here's a great exercise for you to try on a foam roller. It is named the Dying Bug. Why? you ask. Well, you kind of look like a dying bug when you do it since you are lying on your back with your limbs moving this way and that.

Watch it and try it. Let me know what you think.

Fit's tip: You can always try it on the floor if you don't have access to a roller or the exercise feels too difficult. The roller, because it is unstable, makes the exercise harder.

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Fitness Fitness 10 years
Kevin - I'll have to try that one.
PoohBare PoohBare 10 years
I must be out of touch. Is the roller an actual piece of exercise equipment you can buy? I think I might actually be able to do this one. Couldn't hurt my back either.
kevindineen kevindineen 10 years
For my back, I am trying to train the muscles to reduce the amount of curve in my spine, & hold it there, so I lay w/ my back FLAT on the ground... no curve... do 3 sets of 10 on each side. It definitely helps my posture, & combined w/ other exercises this is awesome for strengthening your core.
scratch5 scratch5 10 years
I did this in physical thereapy for my back with out the roller, too kevindineen. It is great exercise - I bet it is so much harder on a roller!!!!
vigilante vigilante 10 years
I was thinking last night, I don't have a foam roller so I was trying to figure out what I could use in place of one and it dawned on me...what about my rolled up yoga mat? It's not a huge roll when it's rolled tight, but it might do the trick?
kevindineen kevindineen 10 years
I do this without the foam thingy and it really helps relieve lower back pain.
Linda-McP Linda-McP 10 years
I need to get a roller. This looks like a great exercise. As always, thanks for the video, Fit!
Butrfly4404 Butrfly4404 10 years
I'll have to wait until I get home to watch this (can't at work) but I'm not sure I WANT to look like a dying bug.
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