Oblique Twists

Exercise Mat Abs Abs: Side Back Back: Lower Core Hip Flexors

This exercise is a simple crunch to work the side abdominals.


  1. Start this exercise sitting on the mat. Bend knees up so that they form a 120 degree angle. Your toes should be pointing straight up. Breathe in and lean your torso back about a foot from seated position. Your arms should be bent, and hands pressed together out in front of you.

  2. Move pressed hands to one side, keeping your arms bent and your body as straight as possible.

  3. Return to center, and rotate to your other side in the same fashion. Return to start position to finish.

  4. Recommended reps: 10-12 reps to start, and increase with progression.
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