Core strength: Foam roller toe tap - Women's Running

Core strength: Foam roller toe tap

Author: Chris Macdonald

Read Time:   |  May 15, 2014

Foam roller toe tapThe foam roller toe tap targets the lower stomach, sides and core (rectus abdominis, obliques and transversus abdominis). All you need is one foam roller and one bank of patience – for balancing comfortably on a foam roller will take a few attempts before you begin the actual exercise itself. Remember that taking deep controlled breaths will help you concentrate and balance.

Why do it? By lying on a foam roller, you activate your deeper stomach muscles, as well as the outer layers. This will improve your balance and coordination when you run and protect your back from injury.


  1. Lie on your back along the length of a foam roller.
  2. Rest your arms out to the sides on the floor.
  3. Lift your legs up to form a right angle at your hips (this
  4. is the starting position).
  5. Lower your legs until your toes touch the floor.
  6. Return to the starting position.

Be safe Ensure you keep your back on the foam roller.

Chris Macdonald

Editor-at-Large, Women's Running

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