Lowerbody Rolling with RNT Prone to Supine

This is a starting point that will offer assistance in executing a prone to supine rolling pattern with the lower body that is useful when technique is compromised in a full roll.

Begin in the prone posture by positioning yourself face down, so that your stomach is on the floor and your hands overhead and the feet shoulder width apart. Place a small Pad under your hips so that you elevate towards the side you are rolling too.  Initiate the movement by extending your leg, bending your knee to 90 degrees and pulling your leg across your body making sure you are elongating the torso. Let momentum slowly roll your body over. No movement is noted in your upper body. Repeat on the other side. The pad aids to assist the rolling pattern by creating the feeling of rolling downhill and assists in initiating the roll.
 
The option to stack several thin mats allows the removal of single mats as the movement proves successful and brings them closer to the ground and to performing the movement on their own.

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