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  Primary Muscle Group: Abdominal Obliques

Muscle Groups Worked in This Exercise: Obliques and Lower Back

Preparation: Start off in a sit up position, fully complete. Keeping your midsection tight and spine in a neutral position sit back until your upper body is at a forty-five degree angle from the ground. This is the start position.

Breathing: Breath out on the contraction of the muscle and breath back in on the way back to the start position.

Execution: Extend your arms straight out so they are in line with your chest. Maintaining the position above, rotate your upper body at the waist so you are facing side on, slowly rotate back and go the opposite direction. If this is easy hold on to a small dumbbell or weight plate.

Here are a few suggested alternative exercises:

  • Ab Crunch Obliques
  • Ball Crunch Traditional
  • Dumbbell Side Bends
  • Lateral Bend with Barbell
  • PowerBlock Dumbbells