Oblique Twists

Exercise Tips

  • An exercise mat can be used for comfort
  • Do not swing your arms to gain an advantage
  • Make sure to keep your back elevated the whole time, do not touch the floor or go below a 45 degree angle

Oblique Twists

This exercise targets your obliques and requires no equipment to perform.

Muscle Group

Obliques (Sides)


2 Days a Week to
3 Days a Week



Cardiovascular Benefit


Muscle Group: Obliques (Sides)

Equipment: None

Minimum Frequency: 2 Days a Week

Maximum Frequency: 3 Days a Week

Cardiovascular Benefit: Low

Exercise Category: Obliques

Starting Position: Lie on the ground with your back flat, your knees bent, and your feet flat on the ground. Raise your back so that your upper body is at a 45 degree angle with the floor. Stick your arms out at a 45 degree angle with the floor so that each hand is right beside its corresponding knee.

  1. 1 Exhaling, twist your body to one side by reaching one hand directly over the opposite knee.
  2. 2 Inhale and while returing to the starting position, quickly alternate sides, twisting towards the other side.
  3. 3 Repeat this exercise, alternating sides, until you have completed all repetitions for the set.

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