What muscles does an exercise wheel work?
“The ab wheel allows you to train your entire core—your abdominals, glutes, back muscles, and obliques—to work as a unit,” explains Bauer. Whilst the rectus abdominis (the ‘abs’) is the primary mover, other muscles come into play.
What are the benefits of the exercise wheel?
“Essentially, it is a great exercise to work the entire upper body,” she explains. The rolling out movement primarily works your lats and deltoids, whereas the second half of the movement—the rolling in portion—really targets your core, specifically your rectus abdominis, says Brewer.
How often should you use the exercise wheel?
That said, be warned, beginners should aim to complete one to two exercises of this type every three to four days to allow for complete recovery. If you have a history of low back pain, start out small, limit the distance you roll out, and consider working with someone to monitor your form.