They're called "rollers" and they sound innocent enough, don't they? WRONG.
Anything but, in fact. At least in my opinion. What are they, you ask? Well, let me explain. They're actually quite simple really, just not easy. You start on your knees (I usually use a folded yoga mat for extra cushioning) in a push-up position with your hands holding two dumbbells (weight doesn't matter here).
Then you, quite literally, roll all the way out until you're in a very low plank type pose, and then roll yourself back up to your starting position. Then, you repeat until you *just about* die, or at least that's been my experience.
My trainer, on the other hand, seems to have a much more favorable view of them. Although to be perfectly honest, if I was the one sipping the coffee and counting the reps, I might tend to view them in a somewhat more positive light as well.
However, since that's not the case, I will continue to die a little bit inside each time I see that folded yoga mat next to those darned dumbbells. Okay, perhaps I'm exaggerating a little. But seriously, I do dread them. That much is absolutely true. Nevertheless, my trainer keeps having me do them..... every. single. session.
And even though I hate them, I must admit, they are working. And I mean REALLY working. My stomach hasn't looked this flat and toned since before it became a human incubator. So, even though they're not exactly something I look forward to each week, I keep doing them and thankfully, they keep working.
That's just how it is with most things that are good for us, I suppose. Exercising, eating healthy, staying active, managing money and using time wisely - all of those things are vitally important for our well-being, but none of them are particularly fun to do day in and day out. But, nevertheless, we must do them and we must do them well in order to succeed in our lives.
I'll try to remind myself of this the next time I'm rolling back and forth, back and forth ...