Lying Oblique Ball Twist

STRENGTH

How to Do

How to Do Lying Oblique Ball Twist

The lying oblique ball twist should begin with good posture to avoid injury. Brace the spine by drawing your lower abdomen inward. Your core muscles should be activated to support your posture as you perform the exercise.

If any pain is experienced, immediately stop the lying oblique ball twist.

Beginning

Beginning Oblique Ball Twist

1. Lie with shoulders flat against the floor and feet on stability ball.

2. Tighten the belly muscles and buttocks to maintain a straight line. Do not allow the lower back to sag.

Movement

Oblique Ball Twist Movement

Keeping the upper spine in contact with the floor, balance with both feet on ball and slowly rotate hips and legs to the right.

Tighten the belly by drawing the navel towards the spine to maintain stability. Do not allow lower back to sag!

Keep the legs straight throughout the rotation.

Repeat on opposite side.

Benefits

Oblique Ball Twist Benefits

The oblique twist is a wonderful core workout that works a lot of muscles. It not only works the rectus abdominis, but it also works the external and internal obliques. The use of a weight, medicine ball, or stability ball provides strain to the core muscles, providing them a good workout.

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