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
Stand holding a dumbbell or weighted medicine ball at chest height, with your legs about hipwidth apart.
Squat straight down as far as you can. As you squat, focus on keeping your hips back.
Stand back up, then twist to each side while engaging your core by bringing your stomach muscles to your stomach and maintaining steady breathing.