Lying Torso Twists

Exercise Tips

  • Control the motion- do not swing your legs
  • Contract your abdominals the entire time

Lying Torso Twists

This exercise targets your obliques and provides a low to moderate cardio benefit.

Muscle Group

Obliques (Sides)


1 Day a Week to
5 Days a Week


Medicine Ball

Cardiovascular Benefit

Low to Moderate

Muscle Group: Obliques (Sides)

Equipment: Medicine Ball

Minimum Frequency: 1 Day a Week

Maximum Frequency: 5 Days a Week

Cardiovascular Benefit: Low to Moderate

Exercise Category: Obliques

Starting Position: Lie on the floor, face up with a medicine ball between your knees, legs and feet off the ground, knees bent to a 90 degree angle. Clasp your fingers behind your head, elbows flared out and touching the ground.

  1. 1 Keeping your entire upper body on the ground, exhale and twist your legs to one side until they almost touch the ground.
  2. 2 Inhale and bring your legs back to starting position.
  3. 3 Repeat this exercise until you have completed all repetitions for the set, alternating sides.

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