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Oblique Side Curl

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Oblique Curl on side  


Primary Muscles:
 
External Obliques

side muscles

SecondaryMuscles: 
Tranverse Abdominals

 

 Level of Difficulty: (6/10)   

scale 6

 Repetitions:   
     • 10-15 Reps - General toning    

 Instructions  

  • Lie on your side with the ball underneath your waist
  • Keep your top leg outstretched and straight. Bottom leg should be bent with your knee resting on the floor
  • Place your hands on the side of your head with your elbows pointing outwards
  • Lifting from the torso and waist, raise your your upper body so that your top shoulder and elbow aim towards your extended leg.
  • Momentarily pause and then return to the starting position.

Teaching Points    

  • Avoid leaning forward or backward during the movement
  • Exhale as you lift the body and inhale as you lower

 Adaptations 

  • Place both your feet against a wall for support

Progressions

  • Hold dumbells in each hand