Monday, January 25, 2010

Another Oblique Exercise

Weeks ago I blogged about "lying" on your forearms and the balls of your feet and toes, keeping your body as straight as possible, and holding your position for 20 seconds. This is an abdominal exercise often used in Pilates.

Now, from this position, work your obliques: "Twist" so that the outer part of your right foot and inner part of your left foot support you. Keep for 20 seconds. Now "twist" so that the outer part of your left foot and inner part of your right foot support you. All the while, keep your head, neck back, hips and butt aligned.

Do as many repetitions as you can, at least five in a row on both sides. Divide into sets as you can.

This may sound easy, but it "ain't"!!!

Disclaimer: None of the above information can be taken as a substitute for advice from a medical professional such as a physician.

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