Barbell Standing AB rollout

Barbell Standing AB rollout

The Barbell Standing AB Rollout is a challenging and effective core exercise that targets your abdominal muscles, back, and shoulders. This exercise primarily engages your rectus abdominis, obliques, and transverse abdominis, helping to improve your core strength, stability, and overall athletic performance. To perform the Barbell Standing AB Rollout, you'll need an Olympic barbell with weight plates. Start by gripping the barbell with both hands, shoulder-width apart, while standing with your feet hip-width apart. Engage your core muscles by pulling your belly button in towards your spine. With a slight bend in your knees and maintaining a tall posture, slowly roll the barbell forward, keeping your arms straight and extending your body as far as you can while maintaining control. Your abs should be fully engaged, and your back should remain flat throughout the movement. As you reach the furthest point forward, reverse the movement by pulling the barbell back towards your body, returning to the starting position. It's crucial to control the movement and avoid arching or rounding your back to prevent any unnecessary strain. Be mindful of your breathing throughout the exercise - exhale as you roll out and inhale as you return to the starting position. Start with a lighter weight or no weight at all if you're new to this exercise and gradually increase the resistance as your core strength improves. Incorporating the Barbell Standing AB Rollout into your workout routine can help strengthen your core, improve your posture, and enhance your overall functional fitness. Remember to always focus on proper form and consult with a fitness professional for personalized guidance on incorporating this exercise into your routine. Keep challenging yourself, stay consistent, and enjoy the progress on your fitness journey!


  • Start by placing a loaded barbell on the floor in front of you.
  • Stand behind the barbell with your feet shoulder-width apart.
  • Hinge at your hips and bend your knees slightly to reach down and grab the barbell with an overhand grip, palms facing down.
  • Engage your core and slowly roll the barbell away from you by extending your arms.
  • Continue rolling the barbell out until your body is fully extended and your arms are in line with your shoulders.
  • Pause for a moment, then use your core muscles to slowly pull the barbell back towards your body, maintaining control throughout the movement.
  • Repeat for the desired number of repetitions, making sure to maintain proper form and control throughout the exercise.

Tips & Tricks

  • Maintain proper form and technique throughout the exercise to avoid injury.
  • Engage your core muscles by bracing them before initiating the movement.
  • Control the rollout by extending the elbows and moving the barbell away from your body in a slow and controlled manner.
  • Avoid arching your back or sinking your hips during the movement to maximize effectiveness.
  • Practice breathing deeply and exhale as you roll the barbell back towards your body.
  • Gradually increase the difficulty by increasing the range of motion or using a heavier barbell.
  • Use a stable surface or kneeling pad to protect your knees while performing this exercise.
  • Ensure that the barbell is securely in place before starting the movement.
  • Incorporate this exercise into a well-rounded core workout routine for overall strength and stability.
  • Listen to your body and start with a lighter weight or modified variation if you are a beginner.


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