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Exercise Video

This exercise works the lower body and the core. It’s great for targeting the oblique muscles. Pro tip: Start with 5 lb or 10 lb weights, then increase as you are able to really work your obliques.

Step By Step Instructions

Step 1

Stand holding a dumbbell or weighted medicine ball at chest height, with your legs about hipwidth apart.

 Step 2

Squat straight down as far as you can. As you squat, focus on keeping your hips back.

 Step 3

Stand back up, then twist to each side while engaging your core by bringing your stomach muscles to your stomach and maintaining steady breathing.

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