Roll-Over Exercise July 1, 2016 Roll-Over Exercise Alisa Wyatt Observe & Learn | Exercise Library Watch the preview Log in or subscribe now to get full access to this video. Username Password Remember Me Forgot Password Alisa demonstrates and shares tips for success with the Roll-Over exercise. Share this class: Other classes you might like The Teaser Alisa Wyatt 4:32 | Observe & Learn The Jackknife Alisa Wyatt 4:07 | Observe & Learn Pilates Hacks: Shoulder Bridge Prep Alycea Ungaro 3:13 | Observe & Learn What Others Are Saying 6 Comments Estherderksen 4 months ago Log in to reply. Thank you again, Alisa, for your advice! I am going to work on it. Estherderksen 4 months ago Log in to reply. Thanks, Alisa, for your tip. I will certainly try it. Yes, I have a tight lower back, which makes doing Pilates hard with certain exercises. Author Alisa Wyatt 4 months ago Log in to reply. I thought of one more thing to try and it could help with your back too – try adding light ankle weights (1 – 1.5 lbs – or a heavy boot/shoe). The extra weight will give you a bit of weight to carry your legs over. Be careful to control it and reduce the range as you roll back down so you don’t hurt your back. Estherderksen 4 months ago Log in to reply. Hi Alisa, as a pilates enthousiast I have a question: after 6 years of practicing pilates, several times a week, I still can not manage the roll over. That is, not with my arms beside me. Grabbing a fixed bar behind my head helps a lot. Why is that, can you explain? Author Alisa Wyatt 4 months ago Log in to reply. Hi Estherderksen, I would need to see you move to know for sure but I suspect that some tightness in your hamstrings/low back is making it difficult to coordinate the initial lift when your arms are by your sides. See if you can do it with bent knees and think of letting your legs come close to your body as you begin the lift. The bars provide help with that initial lift so that’s why you can do it holding on. robertapilates 4 years ago Log in to reply. Very useful tips! Leave a reply Click here to cancel the replyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Don't subscribe All Replies to my comments Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.