Side-Lying Oblique Torso Lifts

by Addie Kelzer

Try this challenging but fun oblique exercise!

This exercise is great for slimming your sides and strengthening your obliques. If you don’t have a friend to hold your feet you can slip them under a very low table or cabinet or press them up against a wall.

Be certain to keep your hips stacked on top of each other (do not let them rock) as you go up and down. Also do not twist in your torso as you go up and down. Imagine that you are lying between two panes of glass and if you knock into them they will topple over and break. If you have a friend to hold your feet, ask him or her to make sure the center of your shoulder stays in line with the center of your hip and that your top hip stays stacked right on top of your bottom hip. If you feel this exercise in your back at all, pull your abs back toward your spine. If that does not get rid of the back pain, stop and try one of our other oblique exercises.

 

 

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Addie Kelzer is a certified personal trainer and nutrition consultant. She believes that by making fitness and good food practical, her clients will hold the power to positively change their health and the health of those closest to them.

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