Reclined Oblique Twist (Lv 3)




Equipment Needed:

Mat, No Equipment

Workout type:

Low Impact, Strength Training, Toning

Body focus:


Lie on your back with thighs pressed together and toes pointed. Prop your upper body up onto your forearms so that your body is slightly bent at the torso. Lift the right arm off the mat and reach in an arc towards the left side of the body. Your bodyweight will rest in your left forearm and elbow, which both stay on the mat. At the same time you are reaching with your arm, lift both legs up to a 45° angle, keeping your legs pressed together and perfectly straight. Return to the starting position and perform the motion with the opposite arm, simultaneously performing the leg lift as well. Switching from left to right counts as one repetition.

Purpose of the exercise

The Reclined Oblique Twist Level 3 is an advanced move that challenges the core and upper leg muscles. This exercise primarily targets the abdominals and obliques but also incorporates the hip flexors and quadriceps. It is simple and effective for slimming the midsection and it also helps to tone thighs. Add ankle weights and hold a dumbbell to make this even harder.


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